ATHENS, Ga. (AP) – Authorities in Georgia are investigating the death of a man shot by police.
The Athens-Clarke County Police Department says the shooting happened Saturday night. According to a news release, officers were investigating a noise complaint when they were told one neighbor had threatened to shoot another.
The release said officers attempted to question a suspect, who produced a handgun and fired at officers. It says officers returned fire and the man died at a hospital.
The department says it asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to handle the investigation. Under department policy, two unidentified officers were placed on administrative leave pending a review of the case.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the man who died was identified as 45-year-old Nan Zhao.