Cherokee Deputy Shoots Swordsman

The wounded man was taken to Kennestone Hospital in critical condition.

A Cherokee County sheriff’s deputy shot a man wielding a sword in the western part of the county Saturday night.

A report of shots being fired on Christmas Eve drew deputies to the 2700 block of Old Mill Place in the Acworth area, spokesman Lt. Jay Baker said. When the deputies arrived, they were confronted by the man with the sword.

The result: A deputy shot the man, critically wounding him.

Baker did not release details about the circumstances that led to the shooting.

The wounded man was taken to in Marietta. Baker did not name him.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is handling the investigation, which is standard procedure after a shooting involving a law officer.

It was the second time in less than a week that Atlanta-area officers shot someone wielding a blade.

On Monday, when he charged them with a machete, Dacula Patch reported.


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