Woodstock man shot by deputy in Canton

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A 67-year-old Woodstock man was shot by a Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputy in the parking lot of a restaurant on Riverstone Parkway in Canton Saturday.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, preliminary information indicates the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call from a home on Meadowbrook Lane in Woodstock at about 11 a.m. 

A 67-year-old Woodstock man authorities say was violating a temporary protective order, fired his gun at the front door to enter the home.  

The man was unsuccessful in his attempt and left the house before deputies responded.

A Cherokee Sheriff’s deputy located the man parked at the Red Lobster restaurant on Riverstone Parkway in Canton.  

The deputy approached the man in his car parked in the restaurant parking lot. 

According to the GBI, the man was armed with a gun. During the incident, the man was shot by the deputy. Life saving measures were given to the man immediately following the shooting.

Cherokee Fire responded to the scene and took the man to the hospital with critical injuries.  

The GBI will conduct an independent investigation and upon completion of the investigation, it will be given to the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit District Attorney for review.

This is the 72nd officer involved shooting that the GBI has been asked to investigate in 2022.

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