Georgia police officer shoots and kills man outside Atlanta

AP News
Posted: May 04, 2017 9:01 AM

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia police officer shot and killed a man they say fired a shotgun in officers' direction.

In a statement, Peachtree City police say officers were responding Wednesday afternoon to a report of a father and son fighting at a home in the city south of Atlanta.

Police say they arrived to find 67-year-old William Dean armed with a shotgun in the driveway.

Police said Dean fired the shotgun in the direction of the officers, and Sgt. James Harris then shot him with his police rifle, killing him.

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is reviewing the circumstances of the shooting. Authorities did not specify the race of Dean or the officers.