GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities have released the name of the man who was shot and killed by police after Gwinnett County officers said he raised a gun to them.
It happened at a strip mall on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Buford before 4 a.m. Thursday. Investigators told FOX 5 News a 911 call came in about a suspicious man who was armed with a gun.
Officers responded to the location and found the suspect, later identified by police as Steven D. Hutchins, 27, of Buford, with a black handgun on his waist. Investigators said the officers tried to talk with the man, but one officer was forced to fire multiple rounds when the suspect raised his weapon and pointed it at them.
The suspect was shot and killed at the scene. One of the responding officers, a SWAT medic, tried to render aid to the suspect.
No officers were injured.
Peachtree Industrial Boulevard is closed northbound from Highway 20 while police remain on scene investigating. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has also responded to the scene.
Investigators are hoping to look at surveillance video but said it's too early to know if the camera was functioning because the shooting happened before any of the surrounding businesses opened for the day.
All the officers have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the