An hour later, he “appeared in the front doorway and again fired at Deputies, who returned fire, fatally striking the suspect,” the sheriff’s office said.
No deputies or bystanders were injured.
The GBI, which typically investigates officer-involved shootings, was called to the scene and is looking into the incident.
It was the 72nd investigation the GBI has opened into an officer-involved shooting in Georgia this year, according to the agency. That statistic is on track to pass the 88 recorded officer-involved shootings last year.
Just last Friday, Cobb County police shot and killed a man who fired several shots outside an apartment complex.
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Police are still searching for the suspect.