Pistol in hand, Powell raised his garage door, where he encountered the police and, according to his wife, the shooting started. The officers said they fired at Powell only after he ignored orders to put down his weapon. Powell never fired his pistol, Dutton said.
Snook was hired by the Henry County Police Department in 1999. He resigned in March 2004 but rejoined the force a little more than a year later, according to his file with the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council.