ROSSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in northwest Georgia are investigating after they say a sheriff’s deputy responding to a 911 call shot and killed a man.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles said in an email that Walker County sheriff’s deputies responded to the home in Rossville, near the border with Tennessee, around 3:15 a.m. Monday.
A person who called 911 had said a woman at the home was threatening to kill herself and her children.
Walker County authorities told the GBI that Deputy John Chandler saw 65-year-old Mark Steven Parkinson inside the home with a weapon. They said deputies announced multiple times that they were from the sheriff’s office. Miles said Chandler shot Parkinson after Parkinson pointed the weapon at him.
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No deputies were injured.
The GBI is investigating the shooting.