GBI: Man shot by Atlanta officer charged with stalking, burglary

7:08 p.m Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 AJC Homepage

The man shot by an Atlanta police officer during a standoff will be booked into the Fulton County jail when he’s released from the hospital, according to investigators. 

Altman Hall, 34, has been charged with aggravated stalking and burglary, both felonies, the GBI said late Friday. Hall, who was shot in the lower abdomen, was in stable condition at Grady Memorial Hospital. 

The incident began just before 2 p.m. Thursday when a resident of Linkwood Road called 911 to report Hall was possibly inside the home, GBI spokesman Bahan Rich said. A window in the home had been broken, he said. Hall had previously been evicted from the home and had a protective order against him, Rich said. 

Officers arrived at the home and attempted to make contact with the man inside, Rich said at a press conference Thursday night.

The GBI was investigating an officer-involved shooting Thursday night on Linkwood Road in northwest Atlanta.

“The male warned the officers away,” Rich said. “Would not let them make entry. Stated that he had a gun and made some threatening comments to the officers.”

Hall refused to let a family member or officers inside the home, the GBI said. A SWAT team arrived at the home and officers communicated with the man for about 45 minutes, Rich said. But the man refused to comply with officers’ requests and threatened to shoot officers. 

When Hallappeared in the doorway of the home, an officer fired two shots, striking him once in the lower abdomen, Rich said. Hall was alert and talking when he was taken by ambulance to Grady Memorial Hospital.

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A search of the home found no firearms, the GBI said. The investigation into the incident continues. 

There have been more than 95 officer-involved shootings in Georgia this year, according to the GBI. In 2016, the agency investigated 77 officer-involved shootings.

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