Police say they were forced to shoot an allegedly suicidal woman after she pointed a gun at them Wednesday in Alpharetta.
Shortly after 6 p.m., officers responded to the home on Woodhaven Way after getting a 911 call requesting assistance to check on a woman, according to Alpharetta police.
The woman had sent a text earlier in the day to the caller regarding threats to commit suicide, police spokesman Mr. George Gordon said. Concerned, the person had called 911.
Officers and firefighters responded to the home and once inside they encountered a woman who was emotionally upset, Mr. Gordon said. The officers requested emergency medical personnel to check on her welfare.
“The female fled into another part of the house and obtained a firearm and pointed it at one of the police officers forcing the other officer to fire upon the female to save the officers life,” Officer Gordon said.
“The female was given emergency medical treatment by EMS on site and transported to North Fulton Hospital.”
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate and officers involved have been placed on standard administrative leave.
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