GBI: Riverdale police officer killed while serving warrant shot 4 times

Riverdale Police Major Greg Barney | Photo credit: Riverdale Police

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released new details regarding a fatal shooting that claimed the life of a Riverdale police officer.

Major Greg Barney, a 25-year veteran, was killed during a shootout at the Villages on the River complex Thursday morning.

According to a GBI report, Major Barney was an on-site supervisor who witnessed the suspect running from behind the apartment while the SWAT team made entry. He was shot a total of four times; once in the abdomen, the arm, the leg, and in the lower back.

The suspect, 24-year-old Jerand Ross, faces murder charges. He remains in the hospital and continues to be treated for his injuries.

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