Officer fatally shoots gun-wielding man after traffic stop

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Posted: Oct 14, 2015 5:25 PM

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a gun-wielding man during a traffic stop in northwest Georgia.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesman Scott Dutton told local news media that an Emerson police officer initiated a traffic stop around 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bartow County before the driver of the vehicle pulled out a gun and pointed it toward the officer. Dutton says the officer then fired at the driver.

Bartow County EMS told WSB-TV that the man was pronounced dead at the Cartersville Medical Center.

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Names of the officer and the driver have not been released.

No officers were injured.

The GBI and Emerson Police Department are investigating the incident.