The Hiram man shot by authorities during the execution of a search warrant on Nebo Road Wednesday afternoon has died, WSB-TV reported Wednesday night.
The TV station identified the victim as 60-year-old Danny Hammett. Authorities say Hammett was armed when they opened fire during the incident; CBS Atlanta reported earlier in the day that the warrant had been executed at 3851 Nebo Road at 3:15 p.m. by the Haralson-Paulding Drug Task Force, of which the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office is a part.
"When they made contact with the 60-year-old male resident he brandished some type of weapon. Agents opened fire and struck him unknown amount of times,” PCSO Cpl. Ashley Henson told WSB Wednesday night. Henson added that man was life-flighted to a metro Atlanta hospital; according to the TV station, the man was identified by family members who said that he had died at the hospital from his injuries.
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