Fulton County, Ga. (CW69 News at 10)  – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) initiate an officer involved shooting investigation, according to a GBI statement.

The GBI says that preliminary information indicates that at approximately 6:40 a.m. on December 29, members of the USMS attempted to serve an arrest warrant for a male subject wanted out of Douglas County, Nebraska for 1st Degree Felony Murder and Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony.

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Officers knocked on the front door and announced their presence at the residence.  As an occupant of the residence opened the door, a man discharged a firearm towards officers.  Two officers (one with the USMS and one with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office) returned fire, striking the man.  He was pronounced dead on scene.

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No officers were injured during the incident.

The GBI will conduct an independent investigation. Once completed, it will be turned over to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office for review.

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