Woman dies of self inflicted gunshot after standoff with Gordon Sheriff's Deputies

July 21, 2019--3:00 p.m.

GORDON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

At about 8 a.m. Sunday morning, deputy sheriffs were dispatched to a private residence on Thor Avenue near Calhoun in response to a 911 call about an armed woman outside her home threatening suicide.

Deputies arrived within minutes and observed the 59-year-old woman on her front porch armed with a large caliber revolver. Her husband was on the porch with her, as she alternated pointing her weapon at herself, at him, and at least once toward the officers.

Deputies attempted to communicate with the woman to no avail. A deputy was able to get her husband off the porch and out of danger.

Unfortunately, the woman chose to end her own life and shot herself.

No one else was harmed.

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