An individual was killed by an Athens-Clarke County officer after authorities talked about he brandished a shotgun at police whereas they’d been attempting to talk to him.
Athens-Clarke police talked about the lethal police capturing occurred about 11:40 p.m. Saturday. Officers had been despatched to a home on Hull Road on a “peeping Tom” identify, the division talked about in assertion.
Officers spoke to the sufferer, who acknowledged a suspect, the division talked about. The officers encountered the suspect at his home, which was moreover on Hull Road. According to the assertion, the individual pulled out a shotgun.
“One officer, fearing for their life, fired their weapon,” the division talked about. The officers administered first assist to the individual, and he was taken to a hospital the place he was pronounced ineffective, officers talked about.
The id of the individual is being withheld pending notification of the family, police talked about. The division talked about the officer involved has been positioned on administrative depart with pay in “accordance with department policy.”
Authorities talked about the GBI has been known as to analysis.