GSU officer opens fire on man who was attacking her, police say

GSU officer opens fire on man who was attacking her, police say

ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action News has learned that a Georgia State University officer was part of a police-involved shooting.

The shooting happened near the Greyhound bus station at 243 Forsyth Street SW around 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Investigators told Channel 2's Nefertiti Jaquez a female GSU officer, who was not in uniform at the time and was working off duty as a security guard, approached a man who appeared to be harassing patrons at the bus station.

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That's when police said the man later identified as William Davis attacked her. Investigators said she tried to de-escalate the situation and used pepper spray on the 38-year-old man, but he kept attacking her.


Police said the officer then grabbed her gun and shot the man in the shoulder.

Sterling Hill Bey said he saw the whole thing. 

"He was running around here taking off his clothes. He was really kinda scaring a bunch of people. This was before he even went in, and once he went in, he continued to be a problem even with the security," Bey said.

Davis was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he is currently being evaluated. 

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has also been requested to investigate the incident.