CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Cherokee County deputy shot and killed a domestic dispute suspect Tuesday night.
It happened at a house on Hancock Mountain Trail in northern Cherokee County. Investigators said around 8:15 p.m. they were dispatched to the house, which is located in a remote part of the county. The responding deputy was told that a man was in the home pointing a gun at a woman's head.
When the deputy approached the residence, officials said the deputy could see through an open door a man, identified as 45-year-old Robert Mark Frady, holding a gun aimed at a woman.
The deputy ordered Frady to put down the gun. Frady refused, according to investigators, and that's when the deputy opened fire. Frady was hit and died at the scene.
Detectives later determined that the woman was the suspect's estranged wife. They said she lived at the home, but Frady did not.
The woman suffered head wounds. Witnesses told deputies those resulted from her being pistol whipped. She was taken to Northside Cherokee Hospital for treatment.
The deputy wasn't injured in the incident.
The investigation has been taken over by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.