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UPDATE: Catoosa Sheriff releases details of fatal shooting

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CATOOSA COUNTY, GA -

(WRCB) -  Deputies in Catoosa County have identified the man shot and killed by police overnight.

Catoosa County Sheriff Phil Summers 19-year-old Nathan Lee Trew of Apison, Tennessee, was killed during an incident with deputies Tuesday night.

According to Sheriff Summers, residents in the Meadows subdivision called 911 to report a man walking in the subdivision with two duffle bags and a weapon.

Deputies determined that a home at 34 Millard Hill had been burglarized, with firearms among the stolen items.

Catoosa deputies brought in police dogs to begin tracking the suspect through the woods.

According to Sheriff Summers, deputies spotted an armed man near an abandoned house at the intersection of Ooltewah-Ringgold Road and Swanson Road.

Sheriff Summers says deputies approached Trew and demanded he drop his weapon.

According to the Sheriff, the suspect refused to be taken into custody, threatened suicide and told deputies he was not going to jail.

Sheriff Summers says Trew then raised his shotgun and aimed it at the deputies.

That's when a deputy, identified only as a detective sergeant employed by the sheriff's department for the past 14 years, opened fire on Trew, killing him with a single gunshot to the chest.

EMTs were called to the scene to aid the suspect, but proved unsuccessful.

The detective involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation by Georgia Bureau of Investigation, a standard procedure following an officer-involved shooting.

 

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