911 call in Gwinnett County officer-involved shooting released - CBS46 News

911 call in Gwinnett County officer-involved shooting released

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GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

There are new developments in a Gwinnett County officer-involved shooting that left one man dead.

Gwinnett County police said Rodney Pike, 38, used his car as a weapon, hitting one officer in the leg and driving straight towards another.

"It's just the way it happened. They shot him so many times and he did not have nothing on him, no weapon," said Pike's mother, Joan Morgan.

On Tuesday, CBS Atlanta News was able to listen to the 911 call, apparently made by Morgan.

Caller: "I need to talk to someone about picking my son up. He's wanted in Forsyth County."

911 dispatch: "Does he carry any weapons that you know of?"

Caller: "I'm saying no, I'm not sure."

Dispatch: "What's his name?"

Caller: "Rodney Pike. He's one of the five most wanted out of Forsyth County."

When CBS Atlanta News interviewed Morgan just after her son was shot and killed, she denied making the call.

Caller: "If you'll can get some officers over there to get him. Like I said, he's going to run. If he can get away. Don't shoot him, please don't hurt my baby."

When Gwinnett County police arrived at the Buford address, they said Pike did exactly what his mother said he would do - he ran.

Police said Pike jumped in an SUV and used it as a weapon to hit an officer. That's when other officers shot and killed him.

"They shot him so many times and he did not have nothing on him, no weapon," said Morgan.

Police said they had no choice since he tried to run over several officers.

Pike's family doesn't like the way Gwinnett County police handled the situation.

"My brother is not somebody who uses drugs everyday and my brother did not have a weapon. My brother was shot down with a gun and they should have used a Taser," said Rodney's sister, Robin Pike.

Police said they did use a Taser, but it didn't affect Rodney Pike. And in the 911 call, his mother warned police about his drug use.

Caller: "I hated to do this, but he's been on drugs on and off for a while and it's just getting ridiculous. He's hard to talk to now and he just needs help."

The officer Rodney Pike ran over was treated and released from the hospital.

This shooting is being investigated. The two officers involved are on administrative leave with pay, which is normal procedure when an officer is involved in a shooting.

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