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Dade County man in critical condition after officer standoff

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DADE COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -- Thursday night around 9:00 p.m., Dade County 911 received information that a mentally disturbed subject had fired two shots from a firearm at a residence on Lookout Mtn. 

The subject made threats of killing his parents and any law enforcement officer that got in his way as he drove off in a minivan. Dade County deputies responded immediately and surrounding agencies were notified. 

The subject was located at his parents' home on Fuller Road, where he brandished a firearm and made multiple threats toward law enforcement officers from inside the residence.

After a lengthy standoff and negotiations, the male subject came outside of the residence and got into his van.

Sheriff Patrick Cannon gave the order to disable the vehicle. Dade SORT Officers responded to the order and the van was disabled. 

Sheriff Cannon gave the order to cease fire, at which point the man then brandished his firearm toward a Dade County Deputy and fired a shot inside his vehicle. 

He suffered from a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head. 

He was airlifted from the scene and is in critical condition at Erlanger Medical Center.

He been identified as Samson Gilbreath, 27, a resident of Dade County.

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