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Deputy shot after responding to domestic situation

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A Forsyth County Sheriff's Deputy was shot and sent to a hospital after responding to a domestic situation. The suspect died after shooting himself.

The incident occurred at a home in the Hickory Hill Subdivision in Cumming.

Authorities tell CBS46, when they arrived on the scene a man, identified as 35-year-old Elias Alexander Quintero, inside the home began shooting. Deputy Jon Beival was shot twice in the lower leg but officials say he has non life-threatening injuries. 

Officers tried using chemical gas in an attempt to get Quintero out of the house but when they didn't get a response, they forced entry and that's when they found him dead.

Quintero barricaded himself inside the home for several hours, but the standoff ended around 8:30 p.m. after he died from a self-inflicted wound. 

Cherokee County Police, GBI and SWAT assisted at the scene.

Sheriff Ron Freeman says this wasn't the outcome he was hoping for.

"All we wanted to do is speak to him and get his side of the story and we were met with gunfire," said Freeman. "I thank God that my deputy is going to be okay at home recovering and I wish the suspect hadn't lost his life but that was his choice." 

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