Investigators are still determining if the man had a gun. Only one shot was fired, and it was not known where the man was hit, he said.
The man was identified by the FBI as 21-year-old Jimmy Atchison.
Tammy Featherstone, Atchison’s aunt, said the mother of his child lived at the apartment complex. Atchison was the father of two, a 9-month-old and a 4-year-old.
“She did allow him into her unit, and then she informed police that he was in her unit,” Featherstone said.
The family is hoping to learn more about Atchison’s final moments. They do not believe he was armed.
“One of the witnesses said that she didn't see him, when he was running, that he had a weapon or anything,” Featherstone said. “Because of the clothes he had on, he wouldn't have been able to have one... If you're chasing him, if he's running, there's no need to shoot him.”
Chopper footage from Channel 2 showed a massive police presence on the scene.
The GBI crime scene unit arrives on the scene of an officer-involved shooting at an apartment complex on Middleton Road in northwest Atlanta. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
The GBI was called in to conduct crime scene processing, spokeswoman Nelly Miles said. The FBI is handling the shooting investigation.
Clarification: A previous version of this story said the agency investigating the officer-involved shooting was the GBI. The FBI is the investigating agency.
In other news:
It happened at an apartment off Harwell Road in Atlanta Monday night.