Update: Hiram Man Shot by Authorities Dies

The 60-year-old had a weapon in his hand during the incident, according to reports published Wednesday.

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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Kurtis Lynn October 20, 2012 at 03:01 PM
just like the old lady in atlanta setting in her chair got shot died and what did we find out VET wrong house case closed.
william kirkham October 20, 2012 at 04:14 PM
KURTIS, you cant take 2 different incidents with 2 different law enforcement agency and come to a conclusion...the main thing was the man didnt comply to the officers demands. they felt threatened and acted per basic officer training they learned from P.O.S.T. (police officers standards & training). these officers have a hard job to do and wanna go back home too. and a drug warrant is nothing to play games with...
william kirkham October 20, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Lmao..."cold blood". How do you figure? He was armed and didn't comply with the demands of the officers. Paulding County doesn't hire a 20 year old. You have to be 21 years of age to carry a weapon. Each officer has to go to mandate school before put on the road. These guys have to work hard to be an officer. They don't get paid enough to put up with law breaking citizens. Trust me the Paulding County Sheriffs Officers are not scared of their "own shadows". If there was a kid there he probably would have had enough sense to comply with the officers orders, and not go wave a perceivable weapon around. Good luck getting anyone's jobs..They were justified. So your saying, they should go shake hands with an armed man and make their own death beds? They are well trained Eliwil.
Miss H October 21, 2012 at 04:09 PM
So how many arrests were made at this alleged drug house? None so far. There was supposedly evidence to support drug trafficking but nobody was arrested at the scene?
william kirkham October 21, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Constructive possession of drug paraphernalia is generally much harder for the prosecution to prove than actual possession. they may be planning on bringing charges later...no one knows....but the fact at hand now is Gammet did not comply to officers demands and displayed possible threat to the officers...i dont know why people try to veer off the subject and pick at any little thing to try to make the officers at fault. THE OFFICER WAS LEGALLY JUSTIFIED...
kh October 21, 2012 at 09:56 PM
You are an idiot if you think that cops don't lie! To all of our loved ones out there who knows the truth there will be justice for my uncle Danny Hammett In this world and the next.
Sonia October 22, 2012 at 01:29 AM
We will all have our justice here and in heaven we all will have judgement day. You must of been in trouble with thw law at one time or another to have a bad taste in your mouth about Officers, or maybe your just uneducated.
Sonia October 22, 2012 at 01:30 AM
I believe there were two.
kh October 22, 2012 at 02:46 AM
I have never had a problem with anyone in law enforcement until Wednesday and still dont other than paulding police department. You are a very ugly person and don't have a clue about the situation other than what the media and liars in paulding county have told you so clearly you are the uneducated one. And what right does anyone have to judge a man they have never met. Because if you did you would know that he was a 60 year old man that was in bad health and still got up everyday and worked to provide for his family driving a tow truck and did not deserve this . Baton taser rubber bullets IT DID NOT HAVE TO BE THIS WAY. So please stop with the evil godless comments until the investigation is over and you know the whole story. Please he was a good man and a great dad and his kids have been through so much.
JUSTIN HAMMETT October 22, 2012 at 03:40 AM
william kirkham October 22, 2012 at 03:57 AM
Justin, im sorry for your loss and i hate the way it happened, but knowing the facts. the below comment implies your either a liar or misinformed, but public records do not lie sir... with all do respect... 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...
william kirkham October 22, 2012 at 04:01 AM
im sure he was a great dad and man. i am sorry how it happened...i do give my condolences. but there was a reason for it...the officers did what they had to within theyre legal means. i know you are hurting and wish i could take it all back..
william kirkham October 22, 2012 at 04:03 AM
if something wasnt right i hope you are compensated for your loss...i know in your eyes he didnt do anything wrong. but several agencies were investigating hin for months. so i doubt there was a mistake made.
David October 22, 2012 at 04:18 AM
Kinda seems like sonia and old billy boy are officers. Yep kinda lookin that way to me. Looks like the GBI will figure this one out. Im sorry for your loss hammet family and i hope justice truly is served.
David October 22, 2012 at 04:21 AM
So what county do you guys work for anyway Sonia Billy ????
Capt D October 22, 2012 at 04:31 AM
ole billy was there, he was the one behind the shooter, holding the flashlight that saw the pepper spay, er, that put the pepper spay in his hand after shooting him. Remember only the thugs were there only to tell one side and keep preaching that all was "justified", jumping to conclusions themselves, and showing a complete one sided view and demanding they are correct. Just go back on your conversations and look at yourself. pitty
Justin Hammett October 22, 2012 at 07:23 AM
I didn't say he didn't do time but he hasn't had a speeding ticket since he's been out and they never said they were investigating hammett they said they investigated the house. Read this carefully. He did not deal drugs. And had they done their investigation right they would have known. He was haless. What was he going to do spray them to death. I can't wait till the GBI. RELEASES IT. OR THE ATTORNEYS. GET A HOLD OF PAULDING HARRELLSON. BREEMEN. DALLAS. AND WHO EVER WAS IN VOLVED I WILL NOT REST TILL I SEE JUSTICE DONE. YOU CAN'T SAYITS JUSTIFIED AAN IN HIS OWN HOUSE SHOT FOR HAVING A CAN OF PEPPER SPRAY. THEY NEVER GAVE ANY COMMANDS THEY SAID SHERIFF OFFICE AND AND NEVERMIND WE WILL LET THE GBI AND ATTORNEYS FIGURE IT OUT.
Justin Hammett October 22, 2012 at 07:31 AM
The windows are not blacked out. I wish I could up load a pic of the hall where he was murdered. Then you could see
Capt D October 22, 2012 at 12:25 PM
To this family I wish only that God will heal your pain, bless your house and lead your path to justice. We all need to look at Eph 4, and remember in Rev 12:7, put your trust in Him and Him alone. Man will fail, "Better in him, than he that is in the world." You don't have to fight the devil, He will send Michael, and they fought against the dragon and the dragon prevailed not.
Capt D October 22, 2012 at 08:55 PM
I did not know ole billy last name was bob just like thea cartoons and now going to do a alqitaa (spelling) and hunt me down for a commenté to bb. Sounds like home grown terror's threat.God help us now.
Sonia October 23, 2012 at 01:57 AM
It will all come out in the end. But as it stands the Officers were justified. David you point something at me in a dark hallway and dont comply to my demands yes your gone.
Sonia October 23, 2012 at 01:57 AM
And where do you work?
Sonia October 23, 2012 at 01:59 AM
Capt D did you not know that there was other people in that house and next time you need a cop call a crackhed
Sonia October 23, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Justin read code section on deadly force. Anything can be used as a weapon. Down to a rock from a to z but you people are so small minded that you dont realize that. I know your hurting and pissed and Iam sorry it turned out that way. But a person must comply as these Officers want to go home to there familys to
Sonia October 23, 2012 at 02:03 AM
You talk like you have no sense at all.
JUSTIN HAMMETT October 24, 2012 at 03:48 AM
Sonia October 25, 2012 at 02:27 AM
A command was given, if you were their you would of heard it
unknown October 26, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Sonia thanks for slandering my family
Sonia October 30, 2012 at 11:19 PM
I didnt slander your family. Dont even know them. Iam sorry for your loss. Just stating the facts.
Jon Gargis (Editor) December 01, 2012 at 04:56 AM
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