- Associated Press - Friday, July 25, 2014

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a Henry County police officer shot and killed a woman in Hampton, about 30 miles south of Atlanta.

Henry County police Lt. Joey Smith tells WSB Radio that a woman could be heard screaming in three 911 calls around 4:30 p.m. Thursday. He said officers arrived at the residence where the calls were made, heard the woman screaming, and forced their way in through a back door.

Smith said the officers then encountered a woman armed with a weapon.

Smith tells WSB-TV that the woman had a firearm on her side and made a movement toward the weapon before she was shot by the officer. Her name has not yet been released.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is reviewing the circumstances of the shooting.


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