Police: Driver shot during Acworth traffic stop pulled gun

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 11:00 AM

ACWORTH, Ga. (AP) — A 24-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in Georgia.

Acworth police Capt. Mark Cheatham tells local media that officers stopped the man's vehicle Friday night near I-75. The cause for the stop was not given.

Cheatham says that at some point during the stop, the man pulled out a gun and pointed it at the officer, who then shot him in the chest.

The man was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in critical condition. His identity was not released.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating.