An off-duty Fulton County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a 46-year-old man outside a southwest Atlanta restaurant Friday morning, GBI officials said at a news conference.
About 4:50 a.m., three off-duty deputies working at the Ivory Restaurant in the 500 block of Whitehall Street were involved in an altercation inside the establishment, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said.
“During the encounter, a Taser was deployed on the subject,” Miles said. “He was released and left the restaurant.”
Soon after, Norris Duffy was seen outside next to his SUV pulling out an assault rifle, the GBI said.
One of the off-duty deputies fired shots that struck Duffy, Miles said. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died.
“There is no indication that the victim fired shots,” Miles said. It is not known if the man pointed the weapon at officers or someone else.
According to Duffy’s brother, the deputy shot the man in the head and continued firing several more times, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Authorities are investigating what led to the argument. It is not clear if the shooting was caught on surveillance video.
No officers were injured.
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