Police Chief Rus Drew from the Columbus State University Police Department in Columbus, Georgia confirmed that a suspect had been shot and killed by Columbus State Police. Chief Drew told reporters that the man was shot and killed after a foot chase. According to reports, Columbus State Police responded to a report of a man with a gun and the man fled when officers arrived. Initial reports indicate the man may have pointed a gun at officers before he was shot. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is conducting an independent investigation of the incident as is a common practice for officer involved shootings in Georgia.
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