Man killed after firing guns at Troup County Sheriff's deputies

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An officer-involved shooting in Troup County ended with a man being killed, authorities said. 

On Wednesday around 2:15 a.m. deputies with the Troup County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a call at 167 Lower Big Springs Road. According to Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff, a man called 911 and said he had just shot his wife in the head. 

Authorities tell FOX 5, that deputies along with LaGrange police officers found Roger Dale Sims on a porch with two guns on his person once they arrived at the scene. 

Sheriff Woodruff said officers told Sims to put the guns down but he put one gun on a truck parked nearby and pointed another gun to his head. He was again asked to put the gun down but started pointing the gun at the officers and deputies. 

Woodruff believes the officers and deputies fired several shots at Sims. 

"The officers and deputies did exactly what they are trained to do in these unfortunate situations and I am grateful for them and the LaGrange Police Department," Sheriff Woodruff said. 

No officers were injured in the shooting, but four deputies were put on administrative leave during the investigation, but authorities are not releasing their names.

Sims was taken to Well Star West Georgia Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities learned after the shooting that Sims' wife died 14 months ago in a car crash. Sims was the driver in that accident, officials said.

The investigation is ongoing.