Man shot by police outside Canton restaurant has died, says GBI

Published: Jul. 30, 2022 at 1:40 PM EDT
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CANTON, Ga. (CBS46) - The man who was shot outside of a Red Lobster restaurant in Canton on Saturday has died, according to Georgia Bureau of Investigation.


The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a domestic dispute led to a shooting involving a deputy outside of a Canton Red Lobster restaurant on Saturday afternoon.

Police said when officers responded to a domestic dispute call on Meadowbrook Lane in Woodstock at 11 a.m. they found a man who had an active temporary protective order.

According to police the man who is not being named fired rounds at the lock on the front door of a home.

Police said the man’s wife and daughter were inside the home at the time but were not injured.

After the man was unable to get inside the home he then left, police said.

When deputies put a lookout for the man a Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputy located him parked at the Red Lobster near Riverstone Parkway in Canton.

According to police, as the deputy approached the man, he reached for a gun and the deputy fired at him.

The man was taken to Northside Cherokee Hospital with serious injuries.

CBS46 News has learned the deputy involved was not injured.

No word on the condition of the person who was shot.

CBS46 News has a crew headed to the scene and will continue to follow this story as it develops.