Friday February 28th, 2020 12:36AM

GBI identifies suspect killed in Forsyth County officer involved shooting

By Alyson Shields Reporter

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified the suspect involved in an officer involved shooting Friday morning, who has since been pronounced dead at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
A woman called the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office around 3:20 a.m. Friday reporting her ex-husband, Anthony Viadero, 31, of Cumming, was violating a temporary protective order and was at her home, according to the GBI.
A pursuit ensued when deputies were able to make contact with Viadero, and when deputies use "stop sticks" to deflate his tires, Viadero exited the vehicle with a gun pointed at officers and advanced towards the officer behind him, refusing verbal commands. That's when an officer fired at and struck Viadero.
The suspect received emergency treatment following the shooting, the GBI reports, with deputies rendering aid before taking the suspect to the hospital. He was pronounced dead at the hospital and an autopsy was performed today at the GBI Medical Examiner's Office in Decatur.

The GBI determined in the early part of the investigation that Viadero was armed with a black BB gun with a laser sight. 

The deputy involved in the shooting is a 32-year-old Hispanic male officer who has been with the force for four and half years. He was placed on routine administrative leave as required by Sheriff's Office policy, Forsyth County Sheriff's Cpl. Doug Rainwater said in a press release.

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