Police have shot and killed a man who fired at officers trying to serve an arrest warrant in western North Carolina.

Franklin Police Chief David Adams told reporters the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The police chief said 52-year-old Clay Alan Lickteig of Hayesville was standing in the driveway of a home when two officers arrived. Adams says the suspect shouted a threat at the officers and refused to show his hands.

Adams says officers used a stun gun and Lickteig pulled a gun and fired at the officers, who returned fire.

Lickteig died at the scene. The officers were not hit by the gunfire.

The officers are on leave while the State Bureau of Investigation reviews the shooting. Their names have not been released.