Police: Officer shoots, kills man with machete or knife

AP News
Posted: Apr 27, 2016 1:32 PM

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Police in metro Atlanta say an officer shot and killed a man who appeared to have a knife or machete during a confrontation with the officer.

Deputy Chief Cornelius Yarbro of the DeKalb County police tells WSB-TV (2wsb.tv/1Wq9eTE) it happened Wednesday morning.

Police said the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the circumstances of the shooting.

The names of the officer and the man who was killed were not immediately released, and few other details were available early Wednesday afternoon.

DeKalb County is on Atlanta's eastern edge.