“The officer fired multiple gunshots at Leslie, striking him,” she said.
Leslie got back in his vehicle and drove a short distance before he crashed into a pole at another gas station.
The officer and Leslie were taken to hospitals, and Leslie died from his injuries, Miles said. The officer, who was not identified, was treated and is recovering.
The GBI is investigating, which is normal for shootings involving police.
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According to Miles, this is the 33rd such investigation in 2018.
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In 2017, the GBI investigated 95 officer-involved shootings.
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