DeKalb Police Officer shoots driver that allegedly rammed police vehicle, GBI investigatingIllustration: A DeKalb County Police vehicle. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons
DeKalb Police say the GBI is investigating the circumstances that led a DeKalb Police officer to shoot a man who allegedly rammed a vehicle into a cop car.
The incident happened on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 5:50 p.m.
According to a spokesperson, “A DeKalb County Police plain clothes detective was conducting a follow up investigation at the Motel 6 on Lawrenceville Highway and Montreal Road. While at the location the detective observed a vehicle associated with the investigation. A subject got into the vehicle and when the detective approached the vehicle the subject rammed a police car and attempted to strike the detective with the vehicle. The detective fired at the subject in the vehicle who fled north on Montreal Road.”
Police said the man in the vehicle drove east on LaVista Road. Additional police officers tried to stop the vehicle.
“In the process of fleeing, the subject struck three civilian vehicles,” the DeKalb County police spokesperson said. “The subject was stopped at the Chevron gas station on Northlake Parkway and was taken into custody. The subject was transported to a local hospital in stable condition for a gunshot wound.The occupants of the vehicles that the subject struck were treated by EMS and released at the scene.”
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the vehicle crashes involving the DeKalb County Police car and the GBI is investigating the officer-involved shooting.