• Police: Officers shoot, kill man beating ex-wife outside dentist's office

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    HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Hampton.

    Hampton police said the shooting happened on Main Street in downtown Hampton around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

    Authorities told Channel 2's Richard Elliot that police were called to Allred Family Dental Office, where a man was beating his ex-wife in an alley.

    Police said the woman works at the dental office and the man showed up there to confront her.

    When officers arrived, the man involved pulled a gun on them, authorities say.

    Connie Nutt watched it unfold outside her window.

    "Then I heard, all of a sudden, within a matter of seconds, you know, 'Get down on the ground,' 'Drop your weapon,'" Nutt said.


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    She said she looked out her window and saw the man on the ground still holding his pistol.

    "I saw a man lying on the ground right in front of my window with a gun up in the air," she said.

    Police said when the man pointed the gun at them, a 10-year veteran Henry County police officer fired one shot, critically wounding the man.

    The man was taken to a local hospital, where he died. No officers were injured. 

    Don Franklin, who was down the street when the man was shot, said he knows that man and his ex-wife, and the woman just wanted to be left alone.

    "She wants to start a new life, and he doesn't want her to start a new life," he said.

    Henry County police said they were aware of a domestic violence history between the man and his ex-wife.

     

     

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