A man was killed after pointing a fake gun at officers in Georgia.
The shooting happened around 9 a.m. and involved a call to a man with a gun in the 400 block of E Marable Street roughly a block from Athens Technical College’s Walton County campus.
According to the GBI, a man identified as Mahlon Edward Summerour, 63, was outside of his vehicle and holding submachine gun. He allegedly pointed it at two Monroe Police officers. That’s when one of the officers shot him in the chest.
The suspect was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The gun turned out to be a replica of a Thompson submachine gun.