Georgia: Shooting at Forsyth County Courthouse; Deputy Shot in Cumming, Ga.

A deputy was shot and injured at the Forsyth County Courthouse in Georgia, according to local reports.

WSBTV reported that the deputy was hit in the leg at the courthouse, which is located in the town of Cumming located about 40 miles north of Atlanta.

Forsyth County Sheriff Suane Piper told WSBTV that the shooter was dead.

The deputy had been working with the department for 25 years.

The assailant was armed with an assault rifle, a bulletproof vest, smoke grenades, and a gas mask.

When he was spotted, deputies came out and confronted the man.

It’s unclear how the suspect was killed.

AP: Forsyth County deputy shot in leg at courthouse 

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — A Forsyth County deputy shot in the leg at the county courthouse is expected to recover.

Forsyth County Sheriff Suane Piper tells WSB-TV that the suspect is dead (http://bit.ly/1pZCbUO). The shooting was reported Friday morning at the courthouse, located about 40 miles northeast of Atlanta.

Piper says the deputy has been with the department 25 years.

 

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