Man killed in 10th officer-involved shooting in 10 days

The GBI is investigating a deadly shooting involving a College Park police officer.
The GBI is investigating a deadly shooting involving a College Park police officer.

A College Park police officer fatally shot a man early Sunday, the 10th officer-involved shooting in the past 10 days, according to the GBI.

Terence Leslie, 32, was stopped about 2:20 a.m. at an Exxon gas station on Camp Creek Parkway in East Point, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said.

The officer was conducting a field sobriety test on Leslie when he began to fight with the officer, she said.

During the altercation, the officer deployed his Taser. Leslie grabbed at the Taser and broke the officer’s arm, Miles said.

“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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