Details released related to shooting Friday near federal courthouse in Atlanta

Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 5:11 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2022 at 11:25 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - More information has been released related to the shooting outside of the federal courthouse in downtown Atlanta last Friday.

According to the criminal complaint, Federal Protective Services encountered Willie Georgia Stallings. FPS officers were stationed outside of the building because they had received several threatening phone calls earlier in the day from an individual threatening to come to the courthouse and shoot people.

At approximately 3:40 p.m., the man identified as Stallings was seen outside the courthouse carrying what appeared to be a gun.

Stallings allegedly pointed the object at passing vehicles and acted like he was aiming at them.

An officer reportedly told Stallings to drop the object but he ignored commands. He then allegedly turn toward officers and pointed the object at them. At that time, he was shot by an officer.

Stallings was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment. The next day he was booked into the Atlanta City Detention Center.


A shooting shut down a busy street Friday in downtown Atlanta.

The Atlanta Police Department has confirmed that a person was shot outside the Martin Luther King Junior Federal Building.

The FBI has confirmed that it responded to an incident involving the Federal Protective Service police and said there was no threat to public safety.

Authorities still have the area blocked off just blocks away from State Farm Arena where there was a big concert scheduled for Friday night.

At this time, it is unknown what may have led to the shooting.

CBS46 Chopper flew above the scene earlier.