WSB-TV reports few details were immediately available about the shooting early today in Forsyth County, about 40 miles northeast of Atlanta.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting occurred at about midnight and involved a deputy who had been dispatched to a home by 911 operators.
Authorities did not immediately say why a deputy was sent to the home or what circumstances led to shots being fired.
Authorities say the man killed was in his 50s. His name was not immediately released.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the case, which is typical in shootings involving law-enforcement officers.