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Officers in deadly Peachtree City shooting ID’d

A man was shot and killed by an officer Wednesday afternoon after Peachtree City police responded to a domestic dispute call, officials said.

About 3:30 p.m. Thursday, police went to a home on Gelding Garth Road where William Dean had been involved in a physical dispute with his son, Peachtree City police Chief Janet Moon said at a news conference.

Dean, 67, pulled out a shotgun and fired at Sgt. James Harris and Officer Darrell Davis, police said. Moon said Harris fired his patrol rifle, killing Dean.

The officers and Dean’s son were not injured.

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Authorities had served a search warrant at the home earlier in the day, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

The GBI is investigating the shooting. Through March, the GBI handled 24 officer-involved shooting investigations.

No other details were released. 


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