Funeral arrangements have been made for a Hiram man who died Wednesday after Haralson-Paulding Drug Task Force agents shot him during the execution of a search warrant.
The family of Danny Hammett will hold visitation at Clark Funeral Home in Hiram today from 4 to 8 p.m. Hammett’s funeral is set for Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Hammett’s death on Wednesday came less than an hour and a half after HPDTF agents and Paulding deputies executed a narcotics search warrant at 3851 Nebo Road in Hiram. According to a Paulding County Sheriff’s Office news release, prior to the warrant’s execution, HPDTF agents had been investigating the occupants of the residence in reference to narcotics sales. According to those agents, there had been narcotics purchases as well as several narcotics complaints on the residence.
Hammett was shot once by agents after authorities say he raised his hands up in an aggressive manner while he holding a black shiny object pointed toward agents, later determined to be a canister of pepper spray. Hammett was immediately given medical care on the scene and was subsequently flown to Grady Hospital in Atlanta, where he succumbed to his injuries.
No agents were injured in the incident.
Authorities in their release Thursday said a search of the Nebo Road home revealed that there was evidence that would indicate drug trafficking. As of Friday morning, no arrests had been made as a result of the investigation, Cpl. Ashley Henson told Dallas-Hiram Patch.
Henson added that it is unclear as to whether or not there will be any arrests in the case.
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