Avondale Estates Officer Involved in Shooting
The shooting reportedly occurred after police pursued a suspect, who wrecked his vehicle. The man got out of his vehicle and struggled with the officer, who shot the man, authorities said.
The GBI has been called in to investigate after an Avondale Estates police officer shot a suspect Friday night.
A witness told Channel 2 the officer was chasing a suspect when the suspect wrecked his vehicle near the 3100 block of Kingsington Road between Stratford and Lakeshore.
The witness said the suspect got out of his vehicle after the Avondale Estates officer ordered him to stay inside. The witness said the two then struggled and the officer allegedly shot the suspect in the chest.
Neither the suspect or the officer have been identified.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation also investigated in July 2011 after Avondale Estates police officer Emilio Quintana shot and killed Randall Hill, 26, of Avondale Estates after a struggle in the woods behind Avondale Pattillo United Methodist Church.
No charges were filed against the officer.
Editor's note: The AJC spelled it Kingsington Road, but it's really Kensington Road.