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

GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Lawrenceville

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.

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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.