Georgia man fatally shot during standoff with police

AP News
Posted: May 14, 2016 1:12 PM

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man was fatally shot during a standoff with police, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Saturday.

Henry County police officers responded to a report of a fight between a father and son at a Stockbridge home around 7 p.m. Friday, the release says. Officers responded to the home again around 11 p.m. after getting a report that the son had shot at his father, who wasn't hit and fled the home.

When officers arrived, no one answered the door. Officers then treated the situation as a barricaded gunman, and SWAT officers were sent to the home around 11:45 p.m., the GBI said.

Officers made numerous unsuccessful attempts to reach the man inside the home, the GBI said. SWAT officers entered the home around 2:40 a.m. Saturday. Once inside, the officers determined the man was still inside the home and tried to make contact with him.

Officers fired a stun gun and gunshots inside the home and the man was fatally injured, the GBI said. When asked if officers fired the shot that killed the man, GBI spokesman Scott Dutton said in an email that the investigation is ongoing and that he wasn't in a position to provide more details.

None of the police officers were injured.

The GBI is not releasing the names of anyone involved since the investigation is still in its early stages, the release said.

An autopsy is planned at the GBI medical examiner's office in Decatur.

Henry County police asked the GBI to investigate the shooting. Once the investigation is complete, the GBI will turn over its results to the local district attorney, who will determine whether charges are appropriate.