Man dead in police-involved shooting after SWAT standoff

Fight between neighbors leads to deputy-involved shooting, authorities say

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A man is dead after a deputy-involved shooting in Forsyth County, the GBI said Thursday.

Forsyth County sheriff's officials tell Channel 2 Action News that they were called to the 100 block of Grand Prix Street in Cumming just after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach saw authorities at the scene early Thursday morning.

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The GBI said two men were shooting at each other in the street

When deputies arrived, they arrested one man right away. A second suspect, Garrett Finley Mitchell, 31, ran into a house.

Deputies called in SWAT and negotiators.

More than an hour later, Mitchell came outside with a handgun and shotgun and confronted officers. He ignored repeated requests to put his weapon down. Four deputies fired at him, striking him multiple times.

Mitchell was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No deputies were injured.

The GBI is investigating the shooting.