Despite several orders to drop the weapon, Robinson refused to comply with officers, Marbury said. He and the officers exchanged gunfire.
“Robinson was struck multiple times by the officers’ gunfire and was transported to an area hospital where he died as a result of his injuries,” GBI spokesman Scott Dutton said.
An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, Dutton said.
No one else was injured in the shooting.
“The officers were lucky that they were not shot,” Register said. “And that homeowner appears to be very lucky that the suspect did not — with a weapon — force their way into the house.”
Highway 314 and Kings Road were temporarily closed Monday evening as authorities investigated the shooting, Channel 2 Action News reported.
At one point, news helicopter footage showed at least 10 police vehicles at the scene.
The GBI is investigating the shooting.