That’s when a DeKalb officer fired and hit Freeman, according to Miles. Freeman was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he is stable. No officers were injured in the incident.
“The GBI will continue its independent investigation,” Miles said. “Once complete, it will be provided to the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office for review.”
The DeKalb incident was the second of two officer-involved shootings the GBI was called to investigate over the weekend. The first, which occurred in Savannah on Saturday night, was deadly.
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The DeKalb shooting is the 33rd of 2019, according to the GBI, which investigates most officer-involved shootings. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also tracks officer-involved shootings that don't involve the GBI, and those numbers sometimes differ from the GBI's tally.