Officer-involved shooting reported in southeast Atlanta
The shooting happened in the area of Gladstone Apartments in southeast Atlanta.
ATLANTA — State agents have been called in to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Atlanta that happened Monday evening.
Many details are still limited; however, an Atlanta Police spokesperson said the incident began around 7:30 p.m. as a domestic dispute in the 500 block of Cassanova Street in the Gladstone Apartments area. Police said a woman had advised that she had been involved in a fight with her husband.
Officers found both the caller and her husband in a vehicle at the location. The woman then got out and told police that the man inside had a handgun.
Preliminary details from police suggest that the responding officers attempted to convince the man to put down his gun while also requesting crisis negotiators.
Police said that before they arrived, however, the man began moving toward an officer while holding the gun. The officer then fired her weapon, striking the man one time. The man was soon rushed to an area hospital for treatment but didn't survive his injuries.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is now handling the investigation - a common practice for the state's law enforcement agencies when an officer is involved in a shooting. The findings are then typically handed over to the district attorney to decide if charges are appropriate.
Spokesperson Nelly Milles said this is the 73rd such shooting the agency has been requested to investigate in 2020.
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