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Authorities investigate fatal officer-involved shooting in Macon County

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Authorities are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in Macon County.

Officials say Macon County deputies were dispatched to 164 Pheasant Drive after reports of a dispute between neighbors regarding boards with nails placed on a driveway, blocking a neighbors exit.

The first deputy arrived at around 11:55 p.m. Sunday and began interviewing the original caller and involved parties.

While conducting the investigation, a Macon County deputy was confronted by an armed suspect. The deputy gave repeated commands to drop the weapon. The suspect took aggressive action toward the deputy, prompting the deputy to discharge his weapon in self-defense which struck and killed the suspect.

Additional deputies, first responders and Sheriff Holland arrived on scene along with investigators and as per protocol the Sheriff contacted the SBI and has requested a full investigation into the incident.

Because this is an SBI investigation, the Macon County Sheriff’s Office is not in the position to disclose any additional information until the conclusion of the SBI investigation and subsequent review by the District Attorney’s Office.

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