The information comes from the use of force report filed by officer Zachary Curtis.
He shot and killed Gregori Jackson of Whitefield following a traffic stop on September 23rd.
The state attorney general’s office is investigating the shooting.
Authorities say Jackson got out of a car and fought with Curtis, then ran into the woods, where another confrontation took place.
In his report, Curtis says he fired the fatal shots after Jackson went for his gun and tried to choke him.
Curtis has been placed on administrative leave.