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Police: Man killed after shootout with officers in Georgia

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Posted at 6:17 PM, Oct 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-27 19:17:12-04

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia are investigating the death of a man shot by police.

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department says the shooting happened Saturday night. According to a news release , officers were investigating a noise complaint when they were told one neighbor had threatened to shoot another.

The release said officers attempted to question a suspect, who produced a handgun and fired at officers. It says officers returned fire and the man died at a hospital.

The department says it asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to handle the investigation. Under department policy, two unidentified officers were place on administrative leave pending a review of the case.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the dead man was identified as 45-year-old Nan Zhao.