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Police: 'Armed' man shot, killed by deputy after stalking ex-wife

Nelly Miles with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said this is 70th officer-involved shooting of 2019.

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A man shot by a Forysth County deputy after allegedly stalking his ex-wife has died.

It happened shortly after 5 a.m. Friday on Browns Bridge Road.

11Alive's Neima Abdulahi said a woman called police after she saw her ex-husband stalking her outside her home, in violation of a temporary protective order.

The man, identified as 31-year-old Anthony Viadero, of Cumming, was gone by the time police arrived.

Officers tracked the Viadero down. Twice, they said, the man fled from deputies. Finally, they used a tire deflation device to stop his vehicle.

Viadero got out of the car with a gun pointed at authorities. GBI said was later determined that the man was holding a black BB gun with a laser sight. According to the GBI, Viadero advanced on an officer and a deputy opened fire.

Viadero was taken to Northeast Medical Center for emergency treatment, but later passed away. 

Browns Bridge Road was closed from Six Mile Bridge to George Ingram while authorities investigated.

The deputy involved is a 32-year-old man who has been with the department for more than 4 years. He's been placed on administrative leave, as required by policy.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is the lead agency in the investigation into the shooting. This is the 70th officer-involved shooting of 2019, according to Nelly Miles of the GBI.

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