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.