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Family believes police used excessive force in shooting death

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Bobby Daniels, left, was shot by deputies after a struggle with his son Bias, over a gun, the GBI said. (PHOTO FROM VIEWER) Bobby Daniels, left, was shot by deputies after a struggle with his son Bias, over a gun, the GBI said. (PHOTO FROM VIEWER)
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DOUGLASVILLE, GA (CBS46) -

Family members of a man shot to death by a Douglas County Sheriff's deputy said the man was trying to protect deputy's from his son.

The man and his son fought over a gun which the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said led to the shooting death of security guard Bobby Daniels, 48 in Douglasville, Monday night.

“What the media and what the public doesn’t realize yet is that Bobby Daniels was not only trying to protect his son, he was trying to protect the officers that were out there also,” Daniels attorney L. Chris Stewart said.

The GBI said Daniels, 48, fought with his son Bias Daniels, 25, over a gun before a Douglas County sheriff's deputy shot him at the Arbor Village Mobile Home Park in Douglasville.

During a press conference on Wednesday, the family said that Bias Daniels may have been using drugs that night, which led to his behavior.

A security guard called 911 Monday evening and said he had been kidnapped. According to Sheriff Phil Miller, when Douglas County deputies arrived, they encountered three males, one of whom had a gun.

After a struggle between Bobby Daniels and his son Bias Daniels and attempts to use a Taser to neutralize them, the GBI said the gun was pointed at deputies, which led a deputy to fire. The deputy struck Bobby Daniels, killing him.

“We have multiple witnesses who confirm that he did not point a gun at the officers and never had control of the gun,” Stewart said. 

The GBI said the gun fell to the ground, and Bias picked it up and ran away. Deputies fired at him, but missed. He was apprehended a short time later in the mobile home park, GBI said. They also found the gun there.

“Bobby Daniels is a veteran of the U.S. military.  He’s actually a current security guard, a father of five, married, a great man, and the last person on this planet that would ever point a gun at an officer,” Stewart said.

“My husband would never, ever take a gun and point it at officers.  He would never do that,” Bobby Daniels wife Cynthia said.

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