One man was shot to death and two were arrested after one of the men tried to deny officers access to the Hall County home where the victim was found Christmas morning.
So far, officials have not released the names of the victim or the suspects and the motive for the shooting remained unclear.
The investigation began around 9:30 a.m. when officers responded to the 6000 block of River Hill Drive after getting a 911 hang-up call, according to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.
When deputies made contact with one of the residents, the man told deputies that another man inside the residence made the call, the sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Mark Mitchell said.
But when deputies asked to speak with the man who made the call, the resident closed the door and refused the officers’ requests to check and see if everything is alright inside the Flowery Branch home, Sgt. Mitchell said.
“Following the man’s repeated refusal to speak with officers, the officers checked the exterior of the residence,” Sgt. Mitchell said. “They located a mortally injured male lying in the back yard, who appeared to have sustained a gunshot wound.”
The Hall County SWAT team was called and after negotiating with two men inside the residence, the two were arrested without incident. But deputies have not said what charges the men face.
Deputies searched the home for more victims, but found none.
The victim was transported to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, Sgt. Mitchell said.
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