The chase eventually made its way behind a nearby home, where Johnson allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at the officer, the GBI stated. The officer fired his weapon, hitting Johnson, who later died at a hospital.
No law enforcement members were injured during the incident.
Once the GBI investigation is complete, the case will be given to the Clayton Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review. At the time, it was the 72nd officer-involved shooting the GBI had been requested to investigate this year.
No. 73 also occurred Sunday when law enforcement in rural Montgomery County shot and killed a man who threatened them at his home during a lengthy standoff. On Tuesday, Lawrenceville police fatally shot a man trying to steal a police cruiser, leading to the 74th investigation.
There were 92 such shootings at the same time last year, according to the GBI.
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