Domestic shooting and standoff leaves two dead, deputy grazed in Catoosa County Friday

Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk confirms that the active shooter/standoff situation at 98 Summit Drive in Ringgold has come to an end with two people deceased. The sheriff advised his deputies were dispatched at 5:40 PM, Friday evening to a domestic in progress involving a gun with shots fired. The sheriff said, When deputies arrived the 72-year-old suspect immediately fired upon them. The Sheriff said during the gunfire, one deputy was grazed by a bullet. Sheriff Sisk said, “I did have one officer that got grazed by a bullet, we thought he had been shot more seriously. But upon closer inspection, he was very lucky.” During the incident the sheriff said the man fired shots at a department drone and that gas was deployed during the hours long stand off. Sheriff Sisk advised when deputies made entry into the house, the 72-year-old man, who he did not identify, was found deceased inside the residence suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The sheriff reported when deputies arrived they also found the son-in-law dead in the yard. The sheriff advised that the 72-year-old was also involved in a similar domestic incident which involved SWAT in 2017. Sheriff Sisk said they requested assistance from the Georgia State Patrol Troop A SWAT Team and have contacted the GBI to assist with the investigation. When asked, Sheriff Sisk said these type of domestic calls happened far to often and very unpredictable. He said his deputies train for these type of situations very often. Sheriff Sisk said, “We’re happy and glad that no one else was hurt. We’re sorry for the family.”

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