LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. - Deputies in Lumpkin County shot a man carrying a knife on Wednesday, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
It happened at a home in the 1800 block of Black Mountain Road in Dahlonega around 1:24 p.m. The GBI said deputies were called out to the home after receiving a report of a domestic dispute. The wife of 55-year-old Paul Cheek asked deputies to respond.
When they tried to make contact with Cheek, he pulled out a knife, the GBI said. That’s when investigators said deputies shot Cheek one time. He died at the scene.
No law enforcement officers were injured.
Sheriff Stacy M. Jarrard said he requested the GBI and the Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney to investigate the shooting, admitting in an emotional video posted to the Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page that he knew all who were involved.
"My prayers go out for individuals involved,” the sheriff said. “I would ask for everyone to remember them in prayer.”