Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left a 20-year-old dead.
According to investigators, Gwinnett police were called out to a home on Southgate Circle in Lilburn shortly before midnight after a 911 call was received reporting a man armed with a gun, and threatening to commit a robbery.
They say when the officer arrived he was met by 20-year-old Victor Charles Le, who had been fighting with his parents.
The officer started walking up the driveway towards the house.
"The son engaged the officer verbally, asked him he why was there and began yelling at him to leave, told him he wasn't needed," said Cpl. Jake Smith with Gwinnett County police.
The officer pulled his weapon, and the officer and Le talked in the driveway for a couple of minutes.
"Throughout the confrontation, the subject was creeping down the driveway, taking just one or two small steps at a time towards the officer," said Smith.
That's when things turned deadly.
"The subject presented the gun and pointed the gun at the officer, and the officer shot one time and the subject was struck and killed," Smith said.
Police now say the weapon that Le had was a BB gun that allegedly looked like a real gun.
The officer was not injured. He has been placed on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
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