Police go to wrong house and shoot owner

The wife of a man police shot when they went to the wrong house has a different story than what officers are saying.

Henry County police shot a 63-year-old man Wednesday after going to the wrong house, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday.

Officers went to a Stockbridge residence in the 600 block of Swan Lake Road about 1:30 a.m. after a 911 caller reported hearing gunshots and a woman yelling for help, GBI spokesman Scott Dutton said.

“[A] preliminary review of the 911 call indicates that the officers were at the wrong location,” Dutton said.

Upon arriving at the scene, police were met by homeowner William Powell. Dutton said Powell was armed with a handgun, which he refused to put down. An officer fired at Powell, striking him in the neck.

Powell was taken to Atlanta Medical Center with serious injuries.

The officer who shot Powell was placed on paid administrative leave, Henry police Capt. Joey Smith said.

No officers were injured in the incident, which remains under investigation.