A Georgia man shot four people at two different locations before he was fatally shot by deputies in Rockdale County on Sunday, according to authorities.
Officials on the scene said it began with an incident at Magnet Package Liquor Store, according to 9 News.
An altercation reportedly occurred after a store clerk took 36-year-old Jeffrey Scott Pitts’ identification.
So naturally, Pitts left, then returned with a large assault rifle, then opened fire, killing a customer and shooting the clerk, who later was pronounced dead.
At that point, Pitts returned to his home and shot his parents, authorities said.
Then Pitts began to fire at deputies so they fired back, officials said.
Pitts was killed in the exchange of gunfire.
Pitts’ parents were transported to an Atlanta-based hospital and they are listed stable condition, according to officials.
Pitts was a regular at the liquor store, but some employees had recently accused him of shoplifting.
The deputies involved in the shooting at Pitts’ residence have been placed on paid administrative leave.
Stuff to know:
The NRA does not want to disallow domestic abusers and mentally ill individuals from purchasing firearms.
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