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Man shot, killed by deputies after fatal incident south of Atlanta

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A 27-year-old man was shot and killed by deputies in central Georgia after he allegedly attacked an elderly couple Tuesday, killing one person, according to authorities.

The incident occurred in the 2700 block of Moncrief Road in Bibb County, which is about 83 miles southeast of Atlanta.

A spokesperson with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office says they received a report about a man attacking two elderly people. When they arrived at the scene, the sheriff's office says a deputy was met by a man coming out of a house with a bottle in his hand, later determined to be a liquor bottle, according to the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's office says "it was reported that the male was standing over an elderly male sitting on the front porch. The elderly male appeared to be bleeding from the head around his right eye. He appeared to have been beaten and cut."

The sheriff's office says the elderly man told them the man they saw with the liquor bottle was the person who attacked him. Meanwhile, a 72-year-old woman was also found to be beaten in the home, according to authorities. 

The sheriff's office says the deputy tried to detain the man by using a taser, pepper spray, and physically grabbing him by the arm, but the man was able to escape back into the home, according to authorities.

Police say after a standoff with a SWAT team, including sending tear gas inside the home, the man eventually came out the back door of the house.

The man was hit with non-lethal bean bags, according to authorities, but he allegedly didn't stop and moved toward deputies with a "shiny pointed metal object in his hand," according to the sheriff's office.

The man, later identified as Gavin Williams, was shot by a deputy and taken to the hospital where he later died.

Meanwhile, the sheriff's office says the 72-year-old woman, identified as Vivian Hughes, was later pronounced dead at a hospital, The elderly man, 72-year-old Sanders Hughes, is in critical condition.

The sheriff's office says investigators later found "a barbeque type fork near where the suspect was laying after he was shot."

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called into the investigate the officer-involved shooting.

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