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GBI: Man shot by law enforcement after shooting mother, firing at deputies’ cars
Both suspect and shooting victim expected to survive

A man was arrested Friday after shooting his mother, then opening fire at responding deputies' vehicles before barricading himself inside a Braselton house, according to authorities.

Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum said the call came in around 4 p.m. Friday, June 22, to Charlie Cooper Road. Mangum said the suspect shot his mother.

The GBI has been requested to investigate the incident. On Saturday, it identified the suspect as Jonathan Wayne Allen, 37, of Jackson County, who has been charged with aggravated assault.

“When deputies arrived, he fired shots at them, striking the two vehicles,” Mangum wrote in an email.

The deputies were not injured, the GBI reported.

Mangum said a deputy returned fire and struck the suspect, but his injuries were not life-threatening. The man then barricaded himself inside the house, Mangum said.

SWAT officers from Hall County and Georgia State Patrol responded to the scene.

“SWAT eventually entered the residence, at which time the suspect was taken into custody,” Mangum said.

The suspect and the victim were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The GBI said both are expected to survive.

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