DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities are investigating a deputy-involved shooting that a family says might have involved an innocent man.
Douglas County sheriff’s officials and officials from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation were at the Arbor Village mobile home park early Tuesday morning to investigate the shooting.
According to sherrif's officials, the security guard at the mobile home park said he was kidnapped and held at gunpoint for almost an hour. Deputies said they spotted the suspect with a gun. They said he put the gun on the hood of an SUV and put up a fight.
The suspect's family said that during the struggle, the suspect’s father drove up and tried to grab the gun, because his son was going for it and he didn’t want him to get it.
The father was shot and killed by a deputy when he picked up his son’s gun.
The man shot was identified as Bobby Daniels. His son was identified as Bias Daniels, 24.
Garrett Daniels told Channel 2 Action News that he was there when his uncle intervened, but said he never grabbed the gun.
“He tried to slap the gun off the car. They thought he was trying to grab the gun probably to shoot them, but no, he really wasn’t. He was trying to protect him. That’s all he was trying to do,” he said.
The sheriff said the father did grab the gun and turned toward another deputy when he was shot twice and killed.
"There's no doubt in my mind that my officer thought that his life was in danger and did what he thought he had to do," Douglas County sheriff Phil Miller said.
Bias Daniels was arrested for aggravated assault, obstruction, and drug charges.
GBI agents are in charge of the investigation.
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