One dead in officer-involved shooting in Forest Park

A suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Forest Park Sunday afternoon.

Clayton County Police say the incident started around 12:45 p.m. at the El Dixie Plaza in the 5600 block of Old Dixie Highway.

An off-duty police officer was helping at an event at the church across the street and heard a loud fight outside the HonduMex restaurant.

Authorities say the officer went over to where the argument was happening and told a man to put his gun down. Instead, the man shot at the officer.

The man was taken to the hospital where he died.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was asked to investigate the shooting.