Police: Shovel-wielding Georgia man fatally shot by deputy

Georgia News

Marc Denver Thompson

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) – Authorities say a Georgia deputy has shot and killed a shovel-wielding man who hit him and threatened a store clerk.

News outlets report 26-year-old Marc Denver Thompson was fatally at a shot convenience store Saturday night by a Carroll County deputy.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says deputies responded earlier that night to a report that Thompson had threatened his mother and brother with a gun.

It says responding deputies arrived to find Thompson had already fled the scene.

It says a sheriff’s office investigator visited a nearby Circle K and saw Thompson threatening the clerk with the shovel.

It says the subsequent confrontation ended in the shooting.

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