Officer shoots ax-wielding man in police station

SARDIS, GA (WFXG) - One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting that took place at a Georgia police station early Monday morning.

Authorities said an on duty Sardis police officer returning to the station noticed the evidence room had been kicked open. The officer called the Burke County Sheriff's Office for backup while waiting for the perpetrator to come out, according to GBI Special Agent Patrick Morgan.

Two deputies arrived on the scene.

The officer said while they were clearing the station, they spotted the man identified as Dwayne Burke, 34, of Burke County. Investigators say Burke was holding an ax they believe he brought with him to the station.

Agent Morgan said the officer shot Burke, and he died from that wound. Agent Morgan said he could not comment on how many times Burke was shot.

Investigators are now interviewing the officer and the deputies, none of whom were injured in the incident.

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