Man fires shots at Monroe deputies after calling 911
MONROE, Georgia (AP) – Deputies in north-central Georgia say a man fired dozens of shots at them after he had called 911 on himself in an apparent attempt to have authorities kill him.
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office tells news outlets that emergency responders received a 911 call around 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon from the man, later identified as 43-year-old David Preston Cook, requesting “help for his mental status” at his Monroe home.
Sheriff Joe Chapman says Cook fired between 40 and 50 rounds at arriving authorities.
Cook was arrested around 5:30 p.m. in his house’s garage after he eventually laid down his weapon.
Chapman says Cook told authorities he wanted to die via “suicide by cop.”
Authorities did not immediately say what charges Cook is facing.