Gunman shot dead by Walton County deputies, GBI says

A gunman was shot and killed by Walton County Sheriff’s Deputies during a call Monday afternoon.

It happened at a house in the 1900 block of Georgia Highway 11, just south of Mountain Creek Church Road.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said deputies received a 911 call reporting a man holding a baseball bat and possibly a handgun who was acting violently.

The GBI is investigating a shooting involving a deputy at a Walton County home on September 12, 2022. (FOX 5)

Investigators say deputies encountered Dennis McCullers, 63, who they believe was holding a handgun. Deputies tell investigators they tried to get McCullers to drop his gun. Instead, the GBI says it pointed the gun at the deputies, forcing them to open fire.

McCullers was shot at least once and pronounced dead at the scene. His body will be taken to the GBI medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

Investigators say it was the second time MPs responded to the house on Monday.

The GBI was tasked with investigating the use of lethal force by deputies. The results of this investigation will be submitted to the Alcovy Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

This is the 86th shooting involving an officer that the GBI has been asked to investigate this year.