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GBI: Man fatally shot by Lumpkin deputy after pulling out knife

A Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot a Dahlonega man after he allegedly pulled out a knife, according to authorities.

The deputy responded after 1:24 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, based on a 911 call by Wylene Cheek, 66, involving a “domestic disturbance” and her husband Paul Cheek, 55, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

The deputy arrived at the Cheeks’ residence on Black Mountain Road and encountered Paul Cheek in the front yard, where “Cheek pulled out a knife,” according to the GBI.

“During the confrontation, Cheek was shot by the deputy one time. Cheek was pronounced dead at the scene,” according to the GBI.

No officers were hurt, and the GBI will conduct the investigation.

After the investigation, the Enotah Judicial Circuit district attorney will review the case.