Georgia State Police investigating officer involved shooting

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SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) – Georgia State Police are investigating after sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man they say fought with an officer.

News outlets report Walton County deputies were called to a home near Social Circle around 2:30 p.m. Thursday on a report of a man riding an all-terrain vehicle. Deputies tried to talk with the man, who drove away. An officer caught up with him.

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Nellie Myles with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said the suspect overpowered the deputy and took his gun and ran into some woods.

A Georgia State Patrol helicopter spotted the man with a gun. Authorities said six deputies and a Social Circle Police officer fired. It was not known if the suspect fired at officers.

His name has not been released.

The officers were not hurt.

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