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Officer shoots, kills man in Cobb County

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COBB COUNTY, Ga. -

Authorities say an officer shot and killed a man in Cobb County on Friday evening.

The incident took place around 8:10 p.m. in the 3500 block of Dallas Acworth Highway near Acworth.

The officer was responding to a domestic disturbance call when he heard shots fired and saw a man in the yard. That man allegedly did not comply to the officer's commands to put his firearm down.

"The officer had to use deadly force to stop the threat because the officer's life was, he believed, in danger," said Officer Michael Bowman of the Cobb County Police Department.  "We do have a deceased victim at the residence, and as of right now, the officer is being talked to by detectives as the scene is being investigated at this point."

Andrew Lambeth, 37, of Acworth, died at the scene.

The officer, whose name has not yet been released by officials, was not injured. The officer was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a standard review.

The incident remains under investigation.

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