CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. (CNN) - Georgia police say a deputy shot and killed a man who hit him in the head with a shovel.
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office said 26-year-old Marc Thompson threatened a clerk at a convenience store Saturday night. A deputy arrived and confronted him, who then hit the deputy with the shovel.
That’s when the deputy fired a number of rounds, killing Thompson.
There was already a warrant out for Thompson’s arrest after a domestic incident earlier that night.
The deputy was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.