A west Forsyth man was shot and killed by a deputy during a domestic incident call Tuesday evening.
Cpl. Doug Rainwater, spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, said that two deputies were initially sent to a home on Carbonne Court in the Marseille subdivision in west Forsyth at 10:09 p.m. on Tuesday after someone called 911 and hung up. According to Rainwater, a 911 dispatcher was able to make contact with a woman in the home who said she was involved in a dispute with her husband. At that point, a third deputy, a sergeant, joined the response - which is their protocol for a domestic dispute.
Cpl. Rainwater said a woman let the deputies in the home, and moments later a man appeared with a gun, "a male, which turned out to be the female's husband appeared, displaying a gun."
Rainwater said things happened quickly after that, "At this point, one of our deputies took defensive action and shot and killed the husband...Very quickly it went from making sure the female was okay to one of the deputies using deadly force."
The deputies and the woman were all interviewed overnight by the GBI, which is responsible for investigating the shooting. Rainwater said the deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation.
This story will be updated.
Online Editor Jim Dean contributed to this report.