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UPDATE: SWAT situation ends in Ringgold

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CATOOSA COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -

A man wanted on child molestation charges is dead, following a standoff with authorities.

The situation started Wednesday afternoon when a Catoosa County Animal Control Officer attempted to pick up an abandoned dog on Casaloma Trail off of Three Notch Road. 

The Catoosa County Sheriff's Office says 63-year-old Alonzo Shackleford Hood Sr. opened fire at the officer.

When deputies arrived on the scene Hood allegedly fired at them.  No one was injured. A standoff followed.

After several hours of negotiations, tear gas was thrown into the home when Hood was hiding.

The situation ended shortly after 9:30 pm when authorities tell Channel 3 Hood took his own life.

Hood was wanted for Aggravated Sexual Battery and 3 counts of Child Molestation.

Stay with Channel 3 for more on this developing story.

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