Police: Officer shot armed Georgia man outside home


JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Jackson Police Department are investigating an incident in which authorities say a police officer shot an armed man who pointed a rifle at authorities.

The GBI said in a statement that the shooting occurred Wednesday afternoon when officers responded to a domestic call at a Jackson home.

Jackson Police Chief James Morgan says officers encountered a man standing outside and shot him once after the man refused to drop his rifle and pointed it at officers.

The unidentified man was shot once and taken to a hospital. As of late Wednesday, police would not say where the man was hit or what condition he is in.

Per standard procedure, the officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave.