Hostage situation ends when police shoot armed Georgia man at his ex-wife’s home

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MCCAYSVILLE — A hostage situation in Fannin County ended after police shot a man who was allegedly holding his ex-wife and a 14-year old hostage.

On Friday August 30, 2019, at about midnight, the McCaysville Police Department responded to a report of an armed man who forcibly entered the residence of a woman on Darry Street.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, 50-year-old James Larry Parris, Jr. forcibly entered the residence of his ex-wife, Carrie Parris. James Parris held Carrie Parris, her friend Larry Timothy Long, and a 14-year-old juvenile hostage.

Police say James Parris fired a shot in the residence during the incident. McCaysville police officers made contact with James Parris and attempted to negotiate his surrender. During the stand-off, police say James Parris pointed a shotgun at the officers and was subsequently shot.

According to the GBI, James Parris was transported to Kennestone Hospital where he remains in stable condition. 

No officers were injured during this incident.

The GBI will continue its independent investigation. When the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the Appalachian Judicial Circuit District Attorney for review.

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