Police ID man shot, killed in deputy-involved shooting



ATLANTA - East Point police have identified a man fatally wounded in a deputy-involved shooting Friday afternoon.

The man's name is Anthony Calloway, 27. He's a resident of the Atlanta metro area, police said.

The shooting happened near Lakemont and Washington Road when a Fulton County sheriff's deputy was serving an outstanding warrant.

Police say Calloway ran from the bus stop along Washington Road because he had outstanding warrants from a March shooting in the metro area.

One woman, who didn't want to be identified, confirmed an East Point officer initially approached Calloway with a chance to turn himself in.

"The guy was standing there at the bus stop with his (girlfriend); his daughter, and they had three little boys with him. The East Point police officer lady pulled up and said, 'Put your baby down," the witness said.

She says he put the child down, but as the officer tried to cuff him, he broke free and ran into a nearby wooded area.

"I heard one shot. By that time, the bus came and I got on the bus," the witness said.

Gunshots can be heard on a cellphone video a witness recorded at the scene.

An East Point spokesman says a Fulton County sheriff's deputy fired the shot that killed Calloway.

Police say Calloway opened fire on the K9 officer that was biting him and refused to surrender.

A Fulton County deputy and an East Point officer have been placed on administrative leave pending GBI's investigation into the shooting.

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