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Reports: Armed Hiram Man Shot by Authorities

The man, shot after a drug warrant was executed, was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital, according to published reports.

An armed 60-year-old man was shot by drug task force agents Wednesday afternoon after authorities executed a search warrant, two Atlanta media outlets reported.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the man was found “with some sort of weapon in his hand,” according to a Paulding County Sheriff’s official who was not named in the story.

CBS Atlanta reported that the warrant had been executed at 3851 Nebo Road at 3:15 p.m. by the Haralson-Paulding Drug Task Force.

Dallas-Hiram Patch is awaiting official word from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office. Return to Dallas-Hiram Patch for updates.

Sonia October 18, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Next time you want the police for something calla drug head. You must of had problems with the Police, thats why you are screwed up in your comment
amy October 18, 2012 at 08:40 PM
I don't nor have I ever had problems with the police, a drug head...let me have your #.... how can you say that all cops are honest and decent when this kind of thing happens all the time everywhere.
Sonia October 18, 2012 at 09:01 PM
All Cops are trained very well, as you do have some that are not as honest. but the most of them are. If you dont have a problem with Cops then whats your problem. Let it go, a man approached the Police in a aggressive way did not follow directions, and boom, I would and will do the samething. And not bat a eye. But when the GBI investigates it and finds the Police was justified then theres your answer. Climb out of your box, you would react the same way.
Amy H October 18, 2012 at 09:51 PM
SO YOU ARE TELLING ME IF ONE OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS WAS DOING DRUGS BUT YOU MOM OR DAD DIDNT' KNOW IT WAS GOING ON. AND THE COPS CAME IN AND YELLED SOMETHING AND YOUR MOM OR DAD JUMPED OUT OF BED WONDERING WHAT WAS GOING ON AND WAVED THERE HAND THEN THEY SHOULD BE SHOUT REALLY THINK ABOUT
Amy H October 18, 2012 at 09:52 PM
THERE WAS NO DIRECTION TO FOLLOW ALL THEY SAID WHEN THEY ENTERED WAS SHEIFF AND THEN SHOTS WERE FIRED.... IF YOU WEREN'T THERE WHY ARE YOU STILL TALKING AS IF YOU WERE. ARE THE POLICE OR THE MOM OR THE SON THAT WATCHED HIS DAD DIE BY THE BULLET FROM THE COP.
Amy H October 18, 2012 at 09:53 PM
SO YOU ARE TELLING ME IF ONE OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS WAS DOING DRUGS BUT YOU MOM OR DAD DIDNT' KNOW IT WAS GOING ON. AND THE COPS CAME IN AND YELLED SOMETHING AND YOUR MOM OR DAD JUMPED OUT OF BED WONDERING WHAT WAS GOING ON AND WAVED THERE HAND THEN THEY SHOULD BE SHOUT REALLY THINK ABOUT
Amy H October 18, 2012 at 09:54 PM
THERE WAS NO DIRECTION TO FOLLOW ALL THEY SAID WHEN THEY ENTERED WAS SHEIFF AND THEN SHOTS WERE FIRED.... IF YOU WEREN'T THERE WHY ARE YOU STILL TALKING AS IF YOU WERE. ARE THE POLICE OR THE MOM OR THE SON THAT WATCHED HIS DAD DIE BY THE BULLET FROM THE COP.
Amy H October 18, 2012 at 09:56 PM
he wasn't told to comply they just said Sheriff and then started shooting His son was in the home heard and seen it all. he was only 18 never has done drugs in his life and now he is scarred from seeing his dad being shot to death by our police that are suppose to keep us safe.
Sonia October 19, 2012 at 12:25 AM
John Brown, you very much correct. I would of done the same thing and not bat a eye.
Amy m October 20, 2012 at 05:39 AM
He was my uncle they busted in yelled sheriff and then shot him paulding county is crooked. He didnt do drugs or sell them. They didnt g ive any direction unless u knew him u dont need to say anything bad about him
Amy m October 20, 2012 at 11:56 AM
RIP uncle danny
Sonia October 20, 2012 at 09:36 PM
No one is saying anything bad about the man. Iam sorry it happened the way it did. Only thing Iam saying is a person needs to comply to Officers orders. And Paulding County is not crooked, they just dont make a habit of killing people but when they are justified then what must be must be read the code section on deadly force. Sorry for your loss. But I would of done the same thing.
william kirkham October 21, 2012 at 04:53 PM
it doesnt have to be a gun...you can even use a pencil as a weapon....A person is justified in using threats or force to the degree they reasonably believe it is necessary to stop another person's imminent use of unlawful force. A person is justified in using deadly force which may harm or kill only if he or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent death or great bodily injury to himself or herself or a third person or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony (unless it is regarding defense of habitation, which has it's own requirements below). You are not justified if you were the aggressor or you are/were/on-the-way-to committing a felony. (The state has pre-empted local cities and counties from further restricting this defense.)(16-3-21)
william kirkham October 21, 2012 at 04:56 PM
they are not crooked....there maybe 1 or 2 shady ones...but they were within theyre legal right...im sorry for the families loss... A person is justified in using threats or force to the degree they reasonably believe it is necessary to stop another person's imminent use of unlawful force. A person is justified in using deadly force which may harm or kill only if he or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent death or great bodily injury to himself or herself or a third person or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony (unless it is regarding defense of habitation, which has it's own requirements below). You are not justified if you were the aggressor or you are/were/on-the-way-to committing a felony. (The state has pre-empted local cities and counties from further restricting this defense.)(16-3-21)
william kirkham October 21, 2012 at 05:07 PM
The task force — which includes deputies from Harlason and Paulding counties along with officers from the Dallas, Tallapoosa and Bremen police departments — had been investigating Hammett for months, Henson said. Henson said agents found “evidence … within the residence that would indicate drug trafficking.” Danny Hammett served a little more than two years in prison for methamphetamine and marijuana possession in the late 1990s. I GUESS ALL THESE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES MADE IT ALL UP AND HAD IT OUT FOR DANIAL GAMMET....HIGHLY DOUBTFUL PEOPLE...
JUSTIN HAMMETT October 22, 2012 at 02:32 AM
NEWS FLASH 60 YEAR OLD MAN ON OXYGEN!!!!!!!!!!!! NO GUN!!!!!!!! NO DRUGS!! SHOT AND KILLED BY POLICE !!!!!!!!!!IN HIS OWN HOME!!!!!!!!! THERES ALL THE FACTS THAT MATTER FOR ALL WHO KNOW IT ALL AS FAR AS YOU SONIA YOU NEED TO GET OUT OF YOUR BOX.
JUSTIN HAMMETT October 22, 2012 at 02:37 AM
IT WILL ALL BE BROUGHT TO LIGHT. Y'ALL ARE ALL IGNORANT!
Amy m October 23, 2012 at 01:52 AM
I agree justin
Sonia October 23, 2012 at 02:05 AM
I know you all are greaving and Iam sorry for that. But it is what it is
Tiffany knight October 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM
"But it is what it is"???? U walk in a house strapped,bullet proof vest and high powered guns.I dont know who made this rule to walk in somebodys home strapped like that.I do think that other things like Tazers or something less powerful before pulling out deadly weapons. I also think accidents" happen on officers faults at times
Tiffany knight October 26, 2012 at 12:03 PM
"But it is what it is"???? U walk in a house strapped,bullet proof vest and high powered guns.I dont know who made this rule to walk in somebodys home strapped like that.I do think that other things like Tazers or something less powerful before pulling out deadly weapons. I also think "accidents" happen on the officers end at times.If windows r so blacked out how could y'all c anything in his hand and he had no weapon.police didn't find a weapon.correct? But on live scanner an officers says "were being fired on".Who's gun went off??????????
Tiffany knight October 26, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Cuz pepper spray does fire but powerful guns do.My thoughts on this is somebody got scared besides family after shots went off.People shouldn't treat others like murders,put guns to there heads and tell them don't breath when u really don't even know this person.I'm tired of hearing "officers"have to make it home to their family".We our still humans too.
Tiffany knight October 26, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Attn.Sonia:if everyone knows the truth then why is there a investigation on this case and officers on leave????
Sonia October 26, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Officers are required to wear all that armor as they do not know what they are walking into.Taser will not stand up to a weapon if a person has one. Tasers are used for combative type persons. As long as aOfficer has a warrant signed by the judge its has given them a right to enter a home or what ever, The warant has to be served.
Sonia October 26, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Pepper spray is considered a weapon also and can do harm. Iam sorry but you do what it takes to make a arrest or if it comes down to deadly force then a Officers has to make his call. Yes Officers have familys to go home to thats why they take every precaution they can. Its not weither you know a person or not. This is a cruel world we all live in.
Sonia October 26, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Always when there is a weapon use weither you shoot a dog or taser someone, a investigation is made to check out all the facts and what ever evidence they may have. And always a Officer is put on Admin. leave pending the investigation. Thats only fair to the Officer and so the Dept can continue their investigation, nd fair to all people involved.
Sonia October 26, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Iam sorry this occurred and wish it had not. No one is saying anything bad about the man, just when a order is given by a Officer you must comply, if not then it goes to another level what ever that may be.
Jason Grimm November 13, 2012 at 04:44 PM
But should the officers get paid while suspended?how is that right?
Jason Grimm November 13, 2012 at 04:51 PM
No cop has ever killed in cold blood? Wheres the proof?cops are human and are just as evil and sick minded as everyone else if not worse.alot of them abuse the badge.
Jon Gargis (Editor) December 01, 2012 at 04:57 AM
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