Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy on leave after killing man suspected of breaking into his home

Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the deputy received an alert from his phone about an intruder
A Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy shoots and kills a man suspected of breaking into the deputy's Atlanta home Photo credit Getty Images

A Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy is on administrative leave after he shot and killed a man suspected of breaking into his home on Springside Drive in southeast Atlanta.

Natalie Ammons with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations says the deputy was headed home from work in his personal vehicle around midnight Sunday when he received a notification on his phone that his home was being broken into.

Ammons says the deputy saw the man and followed him to a nearby wooded area where the two had an altercation. She says the deputy shot the man who later died at Grady.

Tools and other items belonging to the deputy were found among the man's possessions according to Ammons.