Man killed in Hall County standoff identified

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released the name of the man killed by a SWAT officer during a standoff Saturday in Hall County.

The man was identified as David James Umpmreyville, age 57, of Flowery Branch.

Preliminary information indicates Hall County deputies were dispatched to a domestic dispute around 6:45 a.m. on Nov. 11 in the 6500 block of Samoa Way in Flowery Branch.

A 911 caller reported that she was assaulted by her husband during an apparent domestic dispute and that her husband refused to allow her to leave the home. She eventually was able to escape to a neighbor’s home.

Hall County deputies arrived on scene and spoke with the man inside the home.

“Umpmreyville was belligerent towards the responding deputies, refused to come out of the house and would not follow the requests of the deputies on scene,” a news release from the GBI states.

Deputies requested the Hall County SWAT to respond to the home about two hours into the incident. SWAT team members secured the perimeter around the home and began negotiating with Umpmreyville in an attempt to get him to come out of the house.

Investigators say Umpmreyville came out of the house nude twice, once while holding a firearm. They say he began shooting his gun multiple times out of the back door and windows of the home.

“Umpmreyville was also making threats to shoot at law enforcement if they tried to come into the house,” the release states.

When he reportedly pointed his firearm in the direction of a deputy on the perimeter of the home, the deputy fired at Umpmreyville, but did not hit him.

“Umpmreyville went to a window in the home and pointed his firearm in the direction of deputies. A deputy fired at Umpmreyville, hitting and killing him,” the GBI says.

Umpmreyville was pronounced dead on the scene.

The GBI will conduct an independent investigation. Once complete, the file will be given to the Hall County District Attorney’s Office for review.

This is the 89th officer-involved shooting the GBI has been asked to investigate in 2023.

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