Man shot, killed after struggle with APD officer over gun at shopping plaza
ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - A fatal shooting involving an Atlanta Police officer Wednesday afternoon is under investigation.
According to the Atlanta Police Department, officers were called to Lenox Village at 2770 Lenox Road in northeast Atlanta regarding a shooting involving an officer. The preliminary investigation indicates an off-duty APD officer was working an approved extra job, in uniform, at a business at the location when he was summoned to another business in the same plaza. Inside that business, which has been identified as Roasters, he encountered a man and there was a discussion between the two before a struggle began over the officer’s gun.
APD says the officer requested backup and it appears the struggle carried on for several minutes before the officer discharged his gun, striking the man.
The man was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. The officer was not injured.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called to the scene and is investigating. The man has been identified as 30-year-old Rogers Kyaruzi of Lithonia.
After the GBI has concluded their investigation, they will forward the case file to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office for review.
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