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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Milton man shot by police.

By Joel Provano

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A man is in critical condition after being shot by a Milton police officer Tuesday night

Police told Channel 2 Action News that the shooting happened about 8:15 p.m. at a townhouse 0n Morris Road.

Police said they responded to the home after friends of Jeff Hamilton, 43, called 911 and said he had made threats to himself and others on his Facebook page.

Police told Channel 2 that Hamilton pulled a gun on officers when they arrived. He was shot twice and was taken to North Fulton Hospital in critical condition, Channel 2 reported.

The officer who fired the shots is on paid leave pending an internal investigation. The GBI is also investigating the incident.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If the man was suicidal, why didn't the police respond with a negotiation team trained for such situations?