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Update: Darren Billy Wilson, 47, has been identified as the man shot by a Bartow County deputy in White on Tuesday, according to a news release from the GBI.  

According to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Anthony Parker is the deputy who was involved in the shooting. Parker and another deputy who was with him are on paid administrative leave, said Sgt. Jonathan Rogers, with the Bartow County Sheriff's Office.

Wilson, wearing only boxer shorts and a baseball cap, was carrying a large stick and lunged at the other deputy when he was shot, the GBI reported Tuesday.

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED: A stick-wielding man dressed only in boxer shorts and a baseball cap was fatally shot by an unidentified Bartow County Sheriff’s deputy on Tuesday after the man charged another deputy at the scene, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

The incident occurred around 3:22 p.m. in White, according to a GBI news release. The dead man has not been identified.

According to the GBI:

Two deputies were sent to the area of 318 and 538 Spring Place regarding a man with a large stick threatening the caller. The man charged one of the deputies, yelling threats, and was shot by the other. The deputies were not injured during the incident.

The GBI will conduct an independent investigation to determine what occurred. When the investigation is complete, the report will be turned over to Bartow County District Attorney Rosemary Greene for any action she deems appropriate.

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