Deputy shoots, kills assault suspect during traffic stop 


A man died after a Habersham County sheriff’s deputy shot him during a traffic stop Sunday, officials say. 

The shooting happened about 9 a.m. outside of Clarkesville on Tom Arrendale Street, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Habersham County sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Mat Wurtz said deputies were patrolling in the area and searching for an aggravated assault suspect. 

When deputies pulled over a car matching the description, the driver was shot. 

Wurtz did not say why the deputy fired on the man or whether the man had a weapon.

No additional details were immediately available.

—Please return to AJC.com for updates. 

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