Man shot, killed during scuffle with police officers - CBS46 News

Man shot, killed during scuffle with police officers

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EAST POINT, GA (CBS46) -

A man is dead after being shot during a struggle with two East Point police officers early Friday morning.

The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. at the Legends of Laurel Creek apartments on Lakeview Place in East Point.

According to Nelly Miles, a spokeswoman for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, two officers responded to a call of a suspicious person at the apartment complex. As they approached the suspect, he became combative, officers said.

Miles said there was a struggle. She said the officers deployed a Taser and then shot the man. Paramedics rushed the man to a hospital where he later died.

The GBI confirms the female officer who shot and killed the suspect also accidentally shot an officer on scene.  Miles sent CBS46 the following:

Initial information obtained during the investigation indicates that a female officer was the one attacked by the male subject. 

The Taser deployed by the second officer (male officer) proved to be ineffective because after being tased, the male subject removed the probes from his body.  During the altercation, the female officer was being overpowered by the male subject before deadly force was utilized.  The male officer received a superficial gunshot wound from one of the shots fired by the female officer and has been released from the hospital.

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