Officers shoot, kill man during burglary at Calhoun business, officials say

A police officer in Calhoun, Georgia shot and killed a man in a confrontation during a reported burglary at a local business early Thursday morning.

The Gordon County Sheriff's Office confirmed with FOX 5 that the shooting happened at around 2 a.m. on the 13600 block of US Highway 41.

According to the Gordon Gazette, an officer in the area noticed front glass door of the Battlefield Building Supply was smashed in.

After calling in backup, multiple officers entered the building to investigate the situation. It was then that officials say they were confronted by a "heavily armed gunman" in the office area of the business.

During the confrontation, investigators say the man pointed a rifle at law enforcement, at which point the officers fired shots, hitting and killing the gunman.

The GBI has been called to investigate the shooting.

The identity of the man has not been released.

This is the second deadly shooting by law enforcement in Godon County in a month. On Jan. 24, deputies shot and killed a 51-year-old man after a traffic stop and police chase.

It is the 13th officer-involved shooting the GBI has been asked to investigate this year.