Investigators said a deputy opened fire on a man inside his Walton County home and killed him after the man reportedly raised his weapon and shot his own family member in the leg.
Chavius Hollis, 26, was shot by a Walton County deputy who investigators said responded at the request of the family, concerned over his erratic behavior.
Nelly Miles, a spokesperson for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, said the deputies were dispatched after receiving a 911 call around 11:08 on Tuesday morning to the home in the 3700 block of Lovers Lane Road, north of Monroe.
"He was reported to be erratic... Family members were concerned. there were four adults and a baby," Miles said.
Miles said a deputy entered the home with a family member and tried to calm the man down.
Later Tuesday evening, the GBI announced in a press release, Hollis fired at his own family member in the leg as he tried to calm down Hollis, and that's when the deputy opened fire.
Hollis was killed at the scene.
The family member is expected to recover.
"Someone else in the house could have been hurt... If they raise a gun to you, you better take care of yourself," said one community member, glad the deputy nor anyone else in the home was hurt.
This type of ordeal is not typical in the quiet area of Walton County.
"It's a quiet area-- a beautiful area," said one resident. Many people were concerned whether they should return home, during the police activity.
SKYFOX 5 flew over the scene around 4:30 p.m. and found GBI as well as several law enforcement vehicles parked in the driveway of the home.
Hollis’ body will be taken to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy. Complete results won’t be expected for two to three months.
The GBI said it will be handing the findings of their investigation over to the Walton County District Attorney’s Office for review once it is complete.