Police: Georgia man dead after taking children hostage during standoff

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a police standoff that ended with a man's death in Cordele.

The GBI tells FOX 5 that early Sunday morning around 4:30, officers with the Cordele Police Department were called to a home on the 600 block of East Oak Street about a disturbance.

When they arrived, officers say they encountered 38-year-old LeJune Benjamin Cobb, who started at them inside the home.

The officers were able to safely get back outside, but officials say Cobb took two children inside as hostages.

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After a negotiation, police were able to safely remove the children from the home. Cobb, however, did not leave and continued to exchange gunfire with the police, officials say.

After several hours, a SWAT team entered the home, where they found Cobb injured with a gunshot wound to the head.

The man was transported to the hospital, where he died. An autopsy will be conducted at the GBI's Crime Lab in Macon.

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No officers were injured in the shooting.