Officer accidentally shoots suspect during arrest in Douglasville, GBI says

The GBI??was requested by Georgia State Patrol and Douglasville Police Department to investigate the shooting. The main crime scene is near a Cracker Barrel on Concourse Parkway.??

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. — An officer accidently shot a suspect during an arrest attempt, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed to Channel 2 Action News. 

The shooting happened Tuesday night near a Cracker Barrel on Concourse Parkway in Douglasville. This marked the 60th officer-involved shooting the GBI has responded to in 2019.

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GBI officials said Douglasville officers were attempting to arrest someone when "a struggle ensued."

A spokesperson said a GSP trooper used a Taser during the struggle and a Douglasville police officer accidentally discharged his gun, shooting the suspect.


The suspect was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The GBI identified him as 28-year-old Pedtro Santillan.

Santillan is being held on meth trafficking charges at the Douglas County Detention Center.