Information that we know at this time indicates the following:
Shortly before 6:30 pm, officers were involved in an incident on West Lake
Drive involving an individual who was believed to be armed with a weapon.
ACCPD officers encountered an adult white male who brandished what is
believed to be a firearm in a threatening manner. Officers issued verbal commands
for the individual to drop the firearm. The individual disregarded the officers’
command and charged the officers with the firearm in his hand pointed in the
officer’s direction. Multiple officers, fearing for their lives and safety, discharged
their firearms. After the shooting, officers immediately rendered first aid and the
individual was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The identity of the adult male is being withheld pending notification of the
next of kin. The involved officers have been placed on administrative leave with pay
in accordance with department policy.
In accordance with our standing policy, the ACCPD has contacted the
Georgia Bureau of Investigation who have agreed to handle the investigation of the
officers involved shooting.