CUMMING – A man who was shot by a Forsyth County deputy late Sunday night after reportedly confronting officers with a knife at Shady Grove RV Park near Cumming died as a result of his injuries, authorities said.
When deputies arrived at a recreational vehicle Sunday, Jan. 8 about 11:22 p.m., a suicidal man reportedly approached them with a knife, according to Cpl. Pete Sabella, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
The park is located near Lake Lanier off Browns Bridge Road (Hwy. 369).
“The male subject began to threaten the deputies when the knife within a residence,” Sabella said. “One of the deputies was forced to fire his agency-issued sidearm, striking the subject.”
Jason Aldridge, 44, was transported to an area hospital, where the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed he succumbed to his injuries.
The GBI is investigating the incident, as per procedure for officer-involved shootings.
The deputy involved in the incident has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, which is also routine.