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Man commits suicide after 5-hour SWAT standoff
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Man commits suicide after 5-hour SWAT standoff

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- A Cherokee County man has died after shooting himself during a SWAT standoff.

The incident began at around 1:45 p.m. Sunday at a house on Trinity Hollow Drive in Canton.

Cherokee County Sheriff's Lt. Jay Baker said the suspect, 31-year-old Paul Limerick, got into an argument with his father and shot at him several times. The father managed to escape the house unharmed.

A SWAT team was called to the scene and tried to convince Limerick to leave the home. After about five hours of negotiations, Limerick shot himself in the head, according to Baker.

Limerick was taken to North Fulton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The GBI was called in to investigate the incident.

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