2017-09-13 / For The Record

Deputies intervene in suicide attempt

By Roy F. Chalker Jr.

Burke County deputies were able to avert a tragedy when they intervened in a suicide attempt Tuesday afternoon.

According to reports, a 65-year-old man shot himself once in the chest before a Special Response Team negotiator was able to talk him into putting down the rifle and handgun he had with him.

The man, who lived at Royal Lakes off of Lake Royal Drive, was given medical assistance at the scene and transported by the Burke County EMA to an Augusta hospital.

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