“An officer fired at Spillers, striking him multiple times,” Miles said. “As a result of his injuries, he died at the scene.”
An autopsy will be performed by the GBI, Miles said.
According to Channel 2, Spillers is an attorney and was arrested in 2009 on two counts of obstruction of officers and two counts of battery in a domestic violence incident.
The shooting occurred just hours after two others involving a Georgia police officer or sheriff’s deputy.
Man killed after home invasion, shootout with DeKalb police
Tuesday’s incidents raised the number of officer-involved shooting investigations in Georgia this year from 44 to 47.
OVER THE LINE: Police shootings in Georgia
INTERACTIVE MAP: Georgia's officer-involved shootings under GBI investigation
There were 97 such investigations in 2017.
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The suspect was shot and killed after he opened fire.