DeKalb County

DeKalb police shoot, kill man holding machete, live chicken

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — DeKalb County police said they are investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting.

It involved a man with a machete, according to police.

Police responded to a call of a suspicious man walking down Green Oak Circle at 8 a.m.

An officer arrived at the scene and was confronted by a man holding machete in one hand and a chicken in the other, according to police.

The officer ordered the man to drop the machete but he continued toward him.

The officer tried to disarm the man with a baton, but it did not work. Police said that was when the officer shot the man, who was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital but later died.

“It appeared the individual was armed with some sort of a knife or a machete. The officer attempted to deescalate again but was unsuccessful. Shortly after that the officer and the individual were engaged in a confrontation again and subsequently the individual was shot by the officer,” said DeKalb County Police Deputy Chief Cornelius Yarbro.

Neighbors tell Channel 2’s Tom Regan they heard several gunshots.

Police identified the man as 34-year-old Cim Lam Mung.

The officer who shot the man was placed on administrative leave, as per standard procedure.




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