Monday afternoon, Pike was working at a family member’s home when his mother called police.
“It’s just time for him to go,” Morgan said during the call. “They’ve been looking for him for a long time.”
Pike had a history of using methamphetamine, was difficult to talk to, and was running, Morgan told police.
“I want him gotten before he leaves because he’s very active and he don’t stay in one place very long,” Morgan said. “I hated to do this, but he’s been on drugs on and off for a while and it’s just getting ridiculous.”
When officers arrived at the home on Pass Court, Pike refused to surrender, Cpl. Jake Smith with Gwinnett police said. Pike got into his truck and started it, prompting an officer to use a Taser on him. But it didn’t stop him, Smith said.
Pike struck one officer and was driving toward another when he was shot, Smith said. Pike died at the scene.
The injured officer, whose name was not released, will have to go through physical therapy and possibly surgery, but his injuries were not life-threatening, police said Tuesday.
The two officers involved in the shooting were placed on routine administrative leave, Smith said.
The shooting remains under investigation by the police department’s Deadly Force Investigation Team, composed of members of the Homicide Unit, the District Attorney’s Office, the Medical Examiner’s Office, the Crime Scene Unit, and the Internal Affairs Unit.