GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in DeKalb County

Young man hospitalized after officer-involved shooting in Tucker

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A young man is in the hospital after a police shooting just feet from families' homes.

Channel 2 was the scene overnight at the Mountain Crest Apartments in DeKalb County.

An officer chased the suspect there after a struggle with a deputy.

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We’ll bring you any updates on the suspect’s condition and the investigation, on Channel 2 Action News at Noon.

The shooting happened around 8 p.m. near the intersection of North Hairston Road and Central Drive.

Officials told Channel 2's Michael Seiden that deputies responded to a report of a suspicious armed man at a Chevron gas station around 7:30 p.m.

Investigators said that, when a deputy tried to speak with the man, a fight broke out. A police officer, who was already responding to an unrelated incident in the area, then tried to break up the fight, according to officials.


The police officer and the deputy chased the man into Mountain Crest Apartments and told him to drop the gun, investigators said. When he didn’t comply, the officer shot him.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in to help with the investigation.

The suspect, a man in his 20s, is in serious condition following the shooting.

The chief of police with DeKalb County Police Department said investigators recovered the man's gun at the scene.