GBI: Officer shoots at shoplifter trying to leave Home Depot in pickup truck

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Channel 2 Action News has learned a shooting involving an officer at a local Home Depot started as a shoplifting call.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed to Channel 2's Tom Jones Riverdale officers shot at a suspect at the store off Lamar Hutcheson Parkway.

The suspect has been identifed as Terry Bradshaw, 42, who is in serious condition at Atlanta Medical Center. Two officers involved sustained minor injuries.

Police are questioning a woman who was in the truck with the suspect.

Officers confronted Bradshaw after he left the store, according to the GBI. He then got into a physical altercation with the officers.

Agents say Bradshaw broke away from one officer and tried to get away in his pick up truck.  A second officer fired shots and hit Bradshaw as he drove away.

A Channel 2 Action News photographer captured images of bullet holes in the back of the truck following the shooting.


This is the 46th shooting investigation involving a police officer in Georgia so far this year.  The GBI told Jones the officers were wearing body cameras.

[INTERACTIVE MAP: Shootings involving Georgia law enforcement for 2019]

Jones spoke with scared customers who were there as Riverdale police and the GBI investigated.

One shopper told Jones the chaos was too much and she shopped until it was all over

"I had to walk around in there for a couple of, at least a half hour because it's nerve-wracking," she said.