Suspect shot, killed by police after shooting sister and dogs

Published 4:17 pm Thursday, September 5, 2019

A man shot and killed his sister Thursday afternoon on the 5000 block Riverside Drive, then ran from police toward West Point Lake, according to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office.

When K9 officers located the suspect on a dock, he raised his gun and did not comply with officers’ demands. As a result, the suspect was shot and killed by police, according to Sgt. Stewart Smith.

Before police could arrive, the man also allegedly shot and killed two of his dogs, Smith said.

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The identities of the suspect and female victim have not been released at this time. The female victim was in her 60s, according to Smith.