- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

ROSSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Officials say a man was killed by deputies in northwest Georgia after refusing their order to drop his rifle as they investigated a report of domestic violence.

Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk says deputies were summoned after a woman fled from a Rossville home. Sisk says a man exited, armed with a gun. He says deputies shot and killed him in the front yard after he didn’t comply with their demands.

Sisk released details of the Walker County case on Sunday because Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson was out of town.

Wilson said Monday that the suspect had a rifle, not a shotgun as previously reported.

Names of the suspect and deputies involved haven’t been released.

The woman who fled the house has been treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

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