3 dead, 2 police officers injured after day-long hostage standoff in Georgia


MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) – Authorities in Georgia say a standoff that began when two officers were shot and wounded, has ended with a 16-year-old boy and a pregnant woman killed by a gunman who then killed himself.

Henry County police tell news outlets two officers responding to a domestic disturbance Thursday morning, were shot and wounded by the gunman, who then barricaded himself inside the home in Stockbridge outside of Atlanta.

A 15 hour standoff ensued ending early Friday.

Police Capt. Joey Smith says the officers were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries and he doesn’t believe they shot the man.

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