UPDATE: Man, 70, dies in officer-involved shooting in Pike Co.

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PIKE COUNTY, Ga. -- A 70-year-old man was shot dead by Pike County deputies Wednesday afternoon after shooting at officers, according to the GBI.

The GBI says Grady Parks was shot twice and died at the hospital. No officers were injured during the incident.

According to the GBI, Pike County deputies were called at 2:30 p.m. to the 3100 block of Roberts Quarters Road for a person pointing a gun at another.

Upon arrival, two deputies found Parks armed with a shotgun and a derringer style over-under handgun. Parks was reportedly chasing the person who called 911.

GBI says deputies gave verbal commands for Parks to drop his weapons, but he did not comply. A deputy utilized a Taser, but it was ineffective. A brief struggle then ensued between Parks and one of the deputies.

Parks reportedly raised his shotgun toward the other deputy and fired. The shotgun blast missed the deputy. Simultaneously, the deputy then shot at Parks, hitting him twice.

Parks was transported to Spalding Regional Hospital in Griffin where he later died. An autopsy will be performed at the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur.

The GBI continues to investigate.

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