ATLANTA - 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.