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One person dead after officer-involved shooting in Habersham County

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The Habersham County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that deputies have been involved in an officer-involved shooting, which has left one person dead.

Authorities with the GBI said a sheriff's deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by 24-year-old Christopher Collins on Highway 441 near the intersection of Georgia Highway 15 near Clarkesville. 

A BOLO was issued for the vehicle and Collins in reference to an aggravated assault incident involving a handgun in White County and an attempted car-jacking involving a firearm in Toccoa.

The deputy stated Collins refused to cooperate with his repeated commands to show his hands. He said Collins got out of the vehicle with a firearm which led to the deputy firing his weapon and striking Collins.

Collins was pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were injured, according to the office's public relation's officer.

This is the second officer-involved shooting in the county in 2017.

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