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Teen Shot By Police After Beating Armed Homeowner, Stealing Gun, Then Pointing It At Deputy

Cartersville, GA – An armed 17-year-old wanted for allegedly assaulting a Bartow County deputy and stealing a motorcycle was shot after pointing a stolen gun at a deputy on May 10, police said.

Isiah Gabriel Young, 17, was already wanted out of Cherokee on a juvenile probation violation warrant when he allegedly stole the motorbike and assaulted a Bartow County deputy on May 9, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said in a press release on Tuesday.

Young managed to escape that day, but was spotted by another Bartow County deputy walking down Azalea Drive at approximately 6:30 p.m. on May 10, investigators said.

The suspect took off running into the woods and subsequently broke into the basement of a residence, according to the GBI.

Investigators said young “physically attacked” the homeowner, who was armed with a gun and had an infant in the house.

Meanwhile, deputies used a K9 to track the suspect to the residence.

Young managed to take the homeowner’s weapon away and pointed it at the deputies as they closed in, according to the GBI.

One of the deputies discharged his weapon at the suspect, hitting him multiple times.

Young’s wounds are not life-threatening, according to the GBI’s press release.

The GBI is leading the investigation into the officer-involved shootings, and its findings will be forwarded to the Cherokee Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review, the agency said.

The Monday night incident marked the 28th officer-involved shooting the GBI has been asked to investigate year-to-date, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Georgia state records show 12 of those cases were fatal, according to the paper.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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