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 he refused to drop his rifle and pointed it at officers.

The man was shot once and taken to a hospital. As of late Wednesday, police wouldn’t say where the man was hit or what condition he is in. The incident comes amid increased scrutiny of police treatment of blacks after several high-profile deaths, but the GBI didn’t release the names or races of the suspect or officer.