Authorities say a North Carolina sheriff's deputy responding to a 911 call fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at him.

Local media outlets report that Anson County Sheriff Landric Reid says a man pointed a rifle at emergency responders Friday afternoon and a deputy fired on him.

The sheriff said at a news conference that the deputy and the dead man were both white. No identities have been released.

North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation spokesman Shannon O'Toole says the agency is looking into a shooting.