GBI: Man shoots self in front of police following incident in Norcross

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

A 19-year-old man shot himself Wednesday in front of a Norcross police officer following an incident at a gas station, officials said.

The GBI confirmed that a 911 call was made after an armed man, later identified as Yafet Admassu, was involved in an incident at a QuikTrip on Beaver Ruin Road. Admassu then fled the scene and police followed him to a residential area near Indian Trail Lilburn Road.

Admassu eventually “shot himself in the presence of a Norcross Police Department officer,” GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said in an emailed statement.

The GBI is investigating alongside Norcross police. No information on the incident at the gas station was provided and authorities did not say if anyone else was injured.

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