A 14-year-old boy is in custody after using a sword to stab his 77-year-old great-grandmother to death and injure his grandmother, police say.Family members suggested the suspect, who also allegedly wounded his grandmother in the arm, had been angered by being told to stop playing computer games, according to CBS Atlanta.
Authorities in Douglasville, Georgia, had to taser the boy in order to arrest him, after he shot at them with a pellet gun during a stand-off.Scroll down for video
Crime scene: Police on the lawn of the Douglasville property where the 77-year-old great-grandmother was found stabbed to deathPolice said it was the third time in the last three months the teen had been arrested. They had already confiscated another sword off him.
The local sheriffs department responded to a call at 5pm on Monday to find the grandmother, in her 50s, barricaded inside a room and the great-grandmother lying dead on the ground outside the home.Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller said when deputies arrived at the family's home in the 3400 block of Spring Ridge in Douglasville, the teen was standing in the doorway with a 'full-sized sword' and a pellet rifle. More...Guns, gas masks and war bunkers: Meet the families who live in fear of the apocalypse[/*]Ex-wife of 75-year-old on trial for horrific murder of schoolgirl in 1967 says she saw victim before her death hanging naked 'like Jesus' in the basement[/*]NHL star, 27, found dead in his home after he took leave to deal with 'personal matter'[/*][/list]'He came out with a pellet gun and shot two windows out of a patrol car that was sitting there. He was shooting at us with the pellet gun and swinging the sword around in the air,' said Sheriff Miller.
Deputies showed a lot of restraint and did not shoot the teen, CBS Atlanta reported. Instead, they distracted him with an explosive device.
'It got his attention,' said Sheriff Miller. 'We sent a K-9 unit in and he hit the K-9 dog with the butt of the pellet gun. At that point, we tased him then took him into custody.'
Stand-off: Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller said the boy waved the sword around and shot at police with a pellet gunHistory of violence: The 14-year-old had been arrested twice before this year, once having a different sword confiscatedFamily members told CBS Atlanta the teen lost it when he was told he would have to stop playing a video game soon.
Sheriff Miller said the incident on Monday was the third time this year deputies were called about the teen being violent.He said: 'We've arrested him on two different occasions. Once in June where he had another sword, which is in evidence. This is not the same sword. He cut his grandmother on the foot with it that time.'
Police arrested him again on July 29.
Neighbour: Pam Mayercik, who lives across the street, said the boy would wave at her but seemed a little different'We almost had to hog tie him to not hurt him,' said Sheriff Miller, adding that each time deputies arrested the teen, they took him to the hospital for evaluations and doctors released him.
'Obviously he was a danger to himself, a danger to his family and a danger to this community,' said Sheriff Miller.Pam Mayercik lives across the street from the family. She told CBS Atlanta she often saw the teen in the neighbourhood.
'I used to wave to the kid all the time,' she said. 'He seemed like he was a little bit different. He's just a little kid with glasses and kind of shy.'
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