GBI: Police shoot man who threatened to blow them up with Molotov cocktails

A 41-year-old Georgia man was hospitalized after police say he lit Molotov cocktails as authorities were entering his home.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, preliminary information indicates that at about 4:30 p.m., deputies with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office arrived at a home on Park West Drive in Carrollton to serve a temporary protective order on Bryce Jarrod Suter in reference to Terroristic Threats and Family Violence Act. 

Upon arrival police say, Suter barricaded himself inside the mobile home and began threatening to “blow up” deputies on scene. Deputies began speaking and trying to negotiate with Suter through a public address system.  

Investigators with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office obtained a search warrant for the residence at about 5p.m. Deputies continued to try and negotiate with Suter and then began deploying tear gas into the residence to get Suter to come out. 

Suter remained inside the residence.  

At about 6:18 p.m., deputies breached the front door of the residence.

According to the GBI, as deputies entered the door, Suter began lighting a Molotov cocktail, and Carroll County Sheriff’s deputies fired their guns multiple times, striking Suter.   

Suter was treated on scene and transported to Grady Hospital in Atlanta for his injuries. 

No deputies were injured in this incident.

The GBI will conduct an independent investigation. Once the investigation is completed, the case file will be turned over to the Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s office for review.  

Anyone with information regarding this investigation may contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Regional Investigative Office in Columbus at (706) 565-7888. Tips can also be submitted by calling 1(800) 597-TIPS (8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

Reminder: Crime stories contain only charges and information from police reports. Suspects and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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