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(Norcross, Ga., December 3, 2022) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been requested to investigate an officer-involved shooting resulting in the death of an adult male.

At around 1am on Saturday, December 3, officers assigned to the West Precinct were dispatched to a suspicious person call at 1250 Tech Drive in unincorporated Norcross.  The call came from a security guard hired by the property. 

The security guard told the 911 call-taker that a man approached her while she was in her security vehicle in front of the Food Depot.  The man was holding a knife in his hand and asked her if she was armed. 

A GCPD patrol officer and his supervisor were the first to arrive on scene.  They both observed the man with a knife in his hand and proceeded to give verbal commands.  The man refused demands to drop his knife and ran towards one of the officers. 

Both officers discharged their firearms.  The suspect was shot in the torso. 

The officers (one being a SWAT medic) immediately rendered first aid and utilized an AED.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he later died. 

The GBI was requested to respond and investigate this incident.  The motivations of the subject are unknown. 

If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

GCPD Case Number:  GP220098438   

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