Officer fatally shoots gun-wielding man after traffic stop

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a gun-wielding man during a traffic stop in northwest Georgia.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesman Scott Dutton told local news media that an Emerson police officer initiated a traffic stop around 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bartow County before the driver of the vehicle pulled out a gun and pointed it toward the officer. Dutton says the officer then fired at the driver.

Bartow County EMS told WSB-TV that the man was pronounced dead at the Cartersville Medical Center.

Names of the officer and the driver have not been released.

No officers were injured.

The GBI and Emerson Police Department are investigating the incident.

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