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Separate shootings by officers claim 2 lives in Atlanta, Athens

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Published: Sep. 22, 2020 at 7:36 AM EDT
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Authorities are investigating at least two fatal shootings by law enforcement officers that happened Monday in Georgia.

Atlanta

Atlanta police say an officer fatally shot a man accused of approaching her with a gun.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted officer Tasheena Brown as saying that the department was called to a southeast Atlanta street at around 7:30 p.m. Monday by a woman who said she and her husband were fighting.

Brown said police found the couple in a car.

Officials said the man later approached the officer with a gun and the officer shot him.

He died at a hospital.

Authorities didn’t release the names or races of anyone involved.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is reviewing the shooting.

Athens

Authorities in Athens say a woman who was armed with a knife and a blow torch was fatally shot by deputies after she charged at them with the knife.

The Oconee County Georgia Sheriff’s Office said in a post on Facebook that the shooting happened Monday morning after deputies arrived at a home in Athens for a domestic call.

Deputies say they also used a stun gun on the woman when she charged at them. Deputies attempted CPR on the woman after the shooting, but she died at the scene.

No deputies were injured.

Authorities have not revealed the woman’s identity.

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