Police officer shoots, kills man in woods near Atlanta club

Officers were investigating reports of gunshots before the shooting.

ATLANTA — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has taken over the crime scene of a deadly police shooting outside of an Atlanta club.

The shooting happened early Sunday morning at the Goldrush Showbar off Interstate 85 near Metropolitan Parkway in southwest Atlanta.

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Channel 2's Lauren Pozen learned from police that a person flagged down an officer to report hearing gunshots in the area.

The officer later found a man in the area and as they made contact, police said the man ran off into the woods nearby. That's when the shooting happened.


"At some point during the foot chase, the suspect produced a handgun, our officer fired, hit he suspect and killed the suspect," said Atlanta Deputy Chief Jeff Glazier.

Police say it's not known if the man fired at the officer, but the GBI is investigating.

They were able to find the firearm at the scene here.

No officers were hurt.