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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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JUSTIN HAMMETT October 24, 2012 at 03:48 AM
SONYA WERE YOU THERE? DID YOU HEAR THEM GIVE A COMAND? DID YOU GIVE THE COMAND?
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 December 01, 2012 at 04:56 AM
We've closed this article off to any new comments. Thanks to all of you who have posted.

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