• Officer-involved shooting started after man attacked his ex-wife, GBI says

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    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - An officer-involved shooting occurred after a man attacked his wife, authorities with the Gwinnett County Police Department tell Channel 2. 

    According to the department, a woman ran away from a home on Alex Lane after her ex-husband assaulted her. Police say he barricaded himself inside the home with a firearm.

    Channel 2 Action News has learned the man eventually came outside and pointed his gun at the officers. 

    Multiple officers discharged their firearms, striking the man, police say.

    The man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

    Cpl. Michelle Pihera, with the Gwinnett County Police Department, said the ex-wife is unharmed.

    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating.


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