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Man injured in deputy-involved shooting in stable condition

By Derreck Booth Anchor/reporter
CUMMING - Forsyth County authorities said the man shot by a deputy Thursday afternoon is in stable condition at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.<br /> <br /> The sheriff's office identified the man as 46-year-old Jeffery Todd Nielson of Cumming.<br /> <br /> Deputy Robin Regan said another deputy was patrolling an undeveloped subdivision at Hopewell and Hubbard Town Roads when the incident happened.<br /> <br /> "(The deputy) noticed a dark in color pickup truck. When the deputy passed the pickup truck he observed a male inside the pickup truck who was also holding a rifle," Regan said.<br /> <br /> Regan said when the deputy approached the truck, the man got out, pointed the rifle at the deputy and moved the rifle's lever action.<br /> <br /> That's when the deputy fired, according to Regan.<br /> <br /> "The male (Nielson) was taken to Northeast Georgia in Gainesville, and he is expected to survive."<br /> <br /> The deputy is on administrative leave while the Georgia Bureau of Investigation looks into the incident.<br /> <br /> Authorities have not released the name of the deputy involved.
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