Woman, 66, shot during execution of drug warrant in Bartow Co. - CBS46 News

Woman, 66, shot during execution of drug warrant in Bartow Co.

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CARTERSVILLE, GA (CBS46) -

Investigators from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are looking into a shooting by two Bartow County deputies that left a 66-year-old woman dead Thursday night.

According to John Bankhead, a spokesman for the GBI, the shooting happened during the execution of a drug search warrant. A woman in the residence was shot by deputies when she produced a handgun, Bankhead said.

The GBI's involvement is standard in officer-involved shooting cases.

A family member told CBS Atlanta News that deputies entered the woman's home with what's known as a "no-knock" warrant. A no-knock warrant, if signed by a judge, allows law enforcement officers to enter a residence without knocking on the door.

Authorities were withholding the woman's name until all of her family members had been notified.

Check back with www.cbsatlanta.com for updates.

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