GBI: One person dead in police shooting - CBS46 News

GBI: One person dead in police shooting

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The Atlanta Police Dept. is investigating an apparent officer-involved shooting on E. Cleveland Avenue. 

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been requested by Atlanta Police to investigate the incident. At this time, we do know one person is dead.

Investigators say a man entered the O'Reilly Auto Parts on the 1000 block of Cleveland Avenue and asked a clerk for a car alternator. Upon the clerk's return, the suspect produced  a handgun and stole the alternator.

The suspect then fled the store and attempted to steal a taxi at gunpoint.

He fired shots as officers tried to confront him.

Officers pursued the suspect until he was fatally shot.

Investigators later discovered the suspect's weapon was a BB air gun pistol.

GBI will continue their investigation. Once completed, the case will be turned over to the Fulton County District Attorney's Office for review.

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