A witness called police and followed Lappe for miles. Dunwoody police intercepted him in the parking lot.
According to the GBI, the officer fired after Jason Lappe didn’t follow police commands and exited his car. He later died at Grady Memorial Hospital.
“This tragedy, we believe, was a police-assisted suicide on his part,” Jim Lappe said. “We hold no grudge against the officer who killed him."
The father said Jason Lappe had been in and out of prison and rehab for years, describing him as “conflicted.”
“He had no intention of hurting anybody,” Jim Lappe said, “but he couldn’t cope any longer.”
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