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Sunday, Jul 23, 2017
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Authorities identify man they say shot self during standoff

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) Authorities have identified a man suspected of shooting and injuring a Georgia sheriff's deputy and then killing himself during an armed standoff with officers.

Forsyth County Sheriff's Deputy Doug Rainwater said in an email Monday that 35-year-old Elias Alexander Quintero died Sunday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Cumming, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of Atlanta.

Deputy 1st Class Jon Beival was treated at a hospital for two gunshot wounds in his leg and was released Sunday evening.

Deputies responding to a domestic disturbance call came under heavy gunfire when they tried to contact Quintero.

After an hourslong standoff, a SWAT team robot sent into the home about 7:40 p.m. showed Quintero lying on a couch. SWAT team members entered the home and found Quintero dead.

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