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The Latest: Sheriff: Suspect in deputy’s shooting kills self

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a standoff at a Georgia house where a sheriff’s deputy was wounded: (all times local):

9:05 p.m.

Authorities say a man suspected of shooting and wounding a Georgia sheriff’s deputy has killed himself after an armed standoff with officers.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement released Sunday night on its Facebook page that “the situation has been resolved,” and that the suspect had taken his own life. The statement said no additional deputies or other people had been injured.

Local news media reported the deputy was shot while answering a domestic disturbance call Sunday afternoon in a subdivision in the county about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of Atlanta.

The sheriff’s office said in its statement the wounded deputy was treated at a hospital for non-life threatening leg injuries. The shooting triggered an hours-long standoff.

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7 p.m.

Authorities say a Georgia sheriff’s deputy has been shot and wounded, and authorities have surrounded the house where it happened.

Local news media report the deputy was shot Sunday in a subdivision in Forsyth County, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of Atlanta.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement the wounded deputy was treated at a hospital for non-life threatening leg injuries. The statement said the deputy was shot while answering a domestic incident call, and the shooter is believed to be still inside the house.

The sheriff’s office post said its negotiators and SWAT team members, along with a SWAT team from neighboring Cherokee County, have the house surrounded.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has also been called in to assist.

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