Police: Georgia deputy kills man who shot at officer

July 5, 2018

GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia say a sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a man who opened fire first.

The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office says the man opened fire at deputies and was then shot late Wednesday night.

The sheriff’s office said in a brief statement that no deputies were injured in the exchange of gunfire.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating.

Spalding County is about 35 miles (55 kilometers) south of Atlanta.

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