Sniper Shoots, Kills Teen During Standoff

6:02 AM, May 2, 2012   |    comments
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WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say a teenager was shot and killed by a sniper during a SWAT standoff in Cherokee County, just north of Atlanta.

Sheriff Roger Garrison tells WSB Radio that the 16-year-old was killed after authorities say he threatened officers with a handgun Tuesday night.

Authorities say the boy's mother called 911 just before 6 p.m.,
saying her son was waiving a .357 magnum around their house in Woodstock.

The sheriff says officers got the mother outside, but the boy
would not leave. Garrison said he either fired a shot through the
plate glass window in the door or pushed the gun through the door in a threatening manner toward the officers.

Garrison said a sniper across the street then fired one round
and hit the teen in the stomach.

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Information from: WSB-AM, http://wsbradio.com/

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
APNP 05-02-12 0610EDT

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