- Associated Press - Sunday, July 3, 2016

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Officials say a law enforcement official fatally shot a man wanted on a probation violation in northwest Georgia.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Saturday that 30-year-old Steven McQueen is accused of pointing a gun at a Cartersville police officer. The officer attempted to arrest McQueen on a probation violation charge on Thursday.

The GBI says McQueen got away causing the added charge of aggravated assault.

Carterville Police and Bartow County sheriff’s deputies went to a home Friday evening to arrest McQueen.

The GBI says deputies and officers commanded McQueen to relinquish the gun, but he refused the put down the weapon. When McQueen pointed his gun at law enforcement, an officer shot him.

An autopsy of McQueen will be performed by the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office.

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