Man shot and killed by police in Southwest Atlanta

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Atlanta police say they were forced to shoot and kill a man a gun Sunday morning in the southwest part of the city.

Officers were responding to a call involving what they called a domestic situation in the 1000 block of Metropolitan Parkway at 4:37 early Sunday morning.

According to police, 33-year-old Jeremiah Perdue had threatened his family, and was gone from the scene by the time officers got to the home.

"The subject produced a weapon and brandishes it on his family members," the Atlanta Police Department's Cpt. David Villaroel said.

Family members gave police a description of Perdue. When four officers found him shortly afterward, they say he began pointing a gun at them. That's when the officers fired shots.

"The person did have a handgun. In that situation, lesser means ... would not be what we would use," Villaroel said.

As many as four officers fired at Perdue. Officials now say that a firearm located near Perdue "appeared to have been discharged."

The GBI was on the scene investigating the officer-involved shooting, speaking with police and witness.

The officers involved have been put on administrative leave.