Anthony Lee Payne (14576)

4/5/2013: The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office received information that Payne was possibly headed to the 700 block of Swan Lane in Canton. Police said deputies made contact with him just before 1:30 a.m. He displayed a weapon and refused to comply with a deputy’s command to drop it. Both the deputy and the suspect fired their weapons. Payne was shot and died at the scene. It was later ruled a suicide by the medical examiner.

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