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NEWNAN, Georgia (AP) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a shooting by an officer following an hour-long stalemate with a suspect accused of shooting his son five times.

Newnan police responded to a shooting shortly after 7 p.m. Monday and found Isaiah Smith, 27, in the garden of a neighboring house with multiple gunshot wounds. He told officials that he was shot dead by his father, 48-year-old Steve Richard Pete Smith, who was still in the house, news outlets reported.

Newnan police and other law enforcement agencies negotiated for nearly five hours with the elderly Smith, who surrendered shortly before midnight. As he backed up toward officers, Smith made a quick movement on the waistband of his pants, causing a deputy from the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office to fire his shotgun at Smith, who was hit in the leg, GBI spokeswoman Natalie Ammons said in an explanation.

Both men were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and listed in critical but stable condition.

No officers were injured.

Steve Smith is charged with grievous bodily harm in the alleged shooting of his son, Newnan police said.

Newnan Police are investigating the domestic shootings and the GBI is conducting an independent investigation into the MP’s use of violence, Ammons said. Once the investigation is complete, the case will be referred to the Coweta Judicial District Attorney’s Office, she said.