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Double homicide suspect killed in Canton shootout

From Cherokee Sheriff’s Office

On Thursday night at approximately 10:20pm Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies were given a G.B.I. lookout for a suspect in a double homicide in Union County. At approximately 11 p.m. deputies located the vehicle that was listed in the lookout. A traffic stop was conducted on Toonigh Road near Morgan Road. The suspect was not inside the vehicle, however, deputies discovered that the suspect was armed and traveling on foot in the area. They received additional information that he was possibly headed to Swan Lane in Canton.

            Deputies were stationed around Swan Lane and made contact with the suspect at approximately 1:23 a.m. Friday morning. The suspect displayed a firearm and refused to comply with a deputy’s command to drop the weapon. Both the deputy and the suspect fired their weapons. The suspect was shot and pronounced dead on the scene. The deputy was not harmed.

            At this time the name of the suspect will not be released. 

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