The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened Wednesday evening in Alpharetta.
At around 6:04 p.m. Wednesday, a citizen reached out to Alpharetta 911 and asked officers to check on a woman who allegedly sent a text message earlier threatening to commit suicide, said Alpharetta Department of Public Safety Spokesperson George Gordon.
Alpharetta police and fire responded to a home on Woodhaven Way and "encountered a female who was emotionally upset," Gordon added. Officers then requested emergency medical teams to check on the woman.
The woman "fled into another part of the house and obtained a firearm" and pointed the gun at one of the officers, which Gordon said propelled another officer to shoot the woman in order to save the officer's life.
The woman was given treatment by EMS personnel and eventually transported to North Fulton Hospital for more extensive treatment. The condition of the woman is not known at this time.
Alpharetta contacted the GBI and the state agency is investigating the incident. Both officers involved have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the GBI's investigation, Gordon said.