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A suspected drunken driver was shot and killed by police Saturday morning after leading authorities on a chase and then pointing a gun at officers



GEORGIA – According to the police officials, a 29-year-old man was shot by two Lovejoy police officers who assisted in the chase.

The chase began around 1:10 a.m. when Clayton County police received reports of a drunken driver leaving a Jonesboro bar in a tan Lincoln Town Car.

Clayton police eventually stopped Weigand in the southbound lanes of Tara Boulevard and tried to place the Griffin man in handcuffs.

Two Lovejoy police officers joined in the chase and followed the man south into Spalding County.

The pursuit came to an end when officers pinned his car as he turned off U.S. 41 onto Birdie Road.

The suspect opened the driver’s door, began exiting the vehicle, and pointed a handgun at the officers, at which time the two Lovejoy police officers fired their weapons, striking him multiple times.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.