“The officer then saw a door open behind Kinney with the woman sitting on the ground,” she said. “Kinney turned and started walking toward the woman with the knife in his hand, and the officer fired numerous times through the window, killing Kinney. The woman was found safe and physically unharmed.”
The relationship between Kinney and the woman was not disclosed. Once the GBI’s investigation is complete, the case file will be given to the Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.
According to Georgia Department of Corrections records, Kinney was released from prison on parole in February 2019. He spent more than six years in prison after being convicted of robbery by force, burglary and assault in Forsyth County.
Earlier Sunday, the state agency was asked by the Atlanta Police Department to investigate an officer-involved shooting in its jurisdiction.
According to the GBI, a Fulton County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man after the deputy returned to his Springside Drive home and found the man walking away “carrying tools and other items.” The deputy, who was still wearing his uniform and equipment, had received an alert from his security camera minutes earlier that appeared to show a break-in, a GBI official said in a news release.
“The deputy followed the man as he walked away along an unpaved, gravel road,” spokesperson Natalie Ammons said. “The man stepped off the road into some woods as the deputy approached. The deputy got out of his car and found the man in the woods. While in the woods, the deputy and man had an altercation, and during this time the deputy shot the man.”
Atlanta police responded and said they found the deputy performing CPR on the man, whose name was not released. He died after being taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. The deputy had a minor ankle injury, according to the GBI.
“The backdoor of the deputy’s home had been kicked in and the items found in the woods had been taken from his home,” Ammons said in the release.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also tracks officer-involved shootings that don’t involve the GBI, and those numbers sometimes differ from the GBI’s tally.
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