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UPDATED: Victim identity released in deputy involved in fatal shooting
Woman dies in Newton deputy shooting

A woman who, was shot by Newton County Sheriff's deputies and died in a nearby hospital Monday afternoon, has been identified as Shirley Joyce Brown.

The 74-year old resident’s identity was released by NCSO Tuesday.



(March 31, 6:01 p.m.) A woman who was shot by Newton County Sheriff's deputies died in a nearby hospital Monday afternoon.

NCSO responded around 3:30 p.m. to a suicide threat on Russell Braden Road - off Salem Road, when a woman came out of the residence holding a rifle, according to NCSO Public Information Officer Cortney Morrison.

Morrison said deputies issued lawful commands for her to lower the rifle. The woman, reportedly did not comply, but pointed the weapon, as deputies "fired multiple weapons," according to Morrison.

No deputies were injured in the incident.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation came to the scene after the incident, as per regulations of all deputy involved shootings.

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