Hall County deputies shot and killed a man they believed stabbed two women, killing one of them in a scene that ended in the street of an upscale lakeside community Monday.
Authorities have not yet identified the man or the women involved.
Hall County's investigators were still trying to piece together what happened early this morning.
They say the scene unfolded around 8 p.m. Monday in the gated Harbour Point Yacht Club subdivision off Dawsonville Highway.
Authorities say it was shortly after that time that two sheriff's deputies responded to reports of a homicide in the 3600 block of Sunset Point Drive.
A person calling 911 reported that two people had been injured: one of them had critical injuries and one of them was possibly dead.
Once deputies arrived on the scene, Col. Jeff Strickland, Hall County's chief deputy, said the deputies were immediately confronted by the man believed responsible for the incident.
"The perpetrator charged the deputies, and was shot and killed," Strickland said.
The man was "covered in blood and highly agitated," Strickland said. So far, the man has only been described by authorities as a white male. Strickland could not say Monday whether the man was holding a weapon when he was killed.
Both the victims have only been described as white females.
Deputies discovered the first victim suffering from "serious stab wounds" at a neighbor's house, Strickland said.
The female was flown to Atlanta Medical Center for treatment. Her condition was not known early Tuesday.
Authorities believe the injured female fled to a neighbor's home in the subdivision where another person had been killed.
Deputies found a female victim dead in another home, "the victim of stab wounds and gunshot wounds," Strickland said.
Strickland could not confirm the relationship between the victims and the perpetrator Monday, nor could he release their names, he said.
"The deceased victim and the perpetrator are believed to reside on Sunset Point," Strickland said.
The two deputies involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation into their actions, Strickland said.
The action is routine procedure for officer-involved shootings, Strickland said.