A deputy has been shot by a man who has barricaded himself in a north Forsyth home, and authorities are attempting to negotiate his surrender.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office deputy was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries to his legs, said Deputy Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the agency.
He and other deputies responded to a domestic-related 911 call Sunday afternoon at a home on Akins Way off Parks Road north of Browns Bridge Road (Hwy. 369) and came under "significant gunfire" upon arriving, Rainwater said.
“It happened so fast,” he said.
The sheriff’s office’s SWAT team and Crisis Negotiation Team has been on scene but has, so far, “been unable to have the person inside the home surrender.”
A Cherokee County Sheriff's Office SWAT team, North Fulton SWAT team, Georgia State Patrol officers and aviation and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is also on scene to assist.
Rainwater said the “house is secure around the perimeter” and that there does not appear to be any danger to neighbors.
“There’s a bunch of houses right there,” Rainwater said. “We’re in no hurry.”
It is not yet known who the suspect is or if there is anyone else in the home with him.
"The standoff remains active, and area residents are encouraged to remain in their homes until the investigation is included," Rainwater said.
A motive was not immediately clear to authorities upon them first arriving.The st
Hickory Hills Road is closed.