ROSSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A northwest Georgia man is dead after being shot by law enforcement officers during a standoff in Rossville.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says 64-year-old Jose Alegre was killed early Saturday in the Walker County town.
A statement from state police says Alegre became irate with a propane contractor Friday night. The worker called authorities after Alegre allegedly opened fire on him.
Deputies from Walker and Catoosa counties arrived to find Alegre barricaded inside his home. The GBI says the man wouldn’t respond to officers, so SWAT team members put gas into the residence.
Alegre allegedly opened fire on officers, who entered his home more than an hour later. The man allegedly opened fire again on officers, who shot and killed him.
The GBI says it will review the shooting.
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