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Ga. man dead after SWAT standoff

ROME, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of a man who shot at officers.

Floyd County Police Capt. John Blalock said a SWAT team surrounded a home off a busy north Georgia highway after three officers reported they were taking gunfire from a window. 2 of the officers returned fire.

He said police made numerous attempts to contact the man on a house phone, a cell phone and a public address system. Officers eventually entered the house and found the man dead inside.

Blalock said the GBI was called to determine if the man's death was self-inflicted or from shots fired by the officers.

Information from: Rome News-Tribune, http://www.romenews-tribune.com

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