Officers shoot, kill armed man in DeKalb County, police say

Officers shoot, kill armed man in DeKalb County, police say
Police investigate a deadly officer-involved shooting on Balsam Drive in DeKalb County on Feb. 20, 2020 (WSB-TV)

Investigators say an armed man shot by a DeKalb County police officer has died.

DeKalb County police said the shooting happened on Balsam Drive, which is north of North Druid Hills Road just inside Interstate 285.

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Police say when officers arrived at the home, a 75-year-old man identified as John Daniel Dixon came out of the house with a gun. Dixon died in the shooting. No police officers were hurt.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been requested to investigate the shooting. This is the 17th officer-involved shooting they’ve been called to this year.

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