Sniper shoots, kills teen during standoff

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say a teenager was shot and killed by a sniper during a SWAT standoff in Cherokee County, just north of Atlanta.

Sheriff Roger Garrison tells WSB Radio that the 16-year-old was killed after authorities say he threatened officers with a handgun Tuesday night.

Authorities say the boy's mother called 911 just before 6 p.m., saying her son was waiving a .357 magnum around their house in Woodstock.

The sheriff says officers got the mother outside, but the boy would not leave. Garrison said he either fired a shot through the plate glass window in the door or pushed the gun through the door in a threatening manner toward the officers.

Garrison said a sniper across the street then fired one round and hit the teen in the stomach.

(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)

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