• Traffic stop, chase leads to officer-involved shooting in Fayetteville

    By: Michael Seiden , Lauren Pozen

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    FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed officials traveled to Fayetteville, Georgia, to investigate an officer-involved shooting.

    It happened Friday night in the area of Highway 85 at Banks Road.

    Officials told Channel 2's Michael Seiden the shooting started as a traffic stop in Meriwether County but the driver refused to stop.

    The driver has been identified by the GBI as Rodriguez Kemp, 36 of Stone Mountain.

    From there, a chase ensued through Coweta County and into Fayetteville, where Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and Fayetteville Police Department took over the chase.

    The GBI said Fayetteville officers put out spike strips and used the pit maneuver to puncture Kemp's tires. 


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    Officers went to arrest Kemp when they say he pulled out a gun, forcing them to return fire.  Investigators say he was shot multiple times. There were no other reported injuries.

    "Officers began to render aid to Kemp and called for EMS to respond to the scene. EMS responded and subsequently transported Kemp to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta where he is listed in critical condition," the GBI said in a release. 

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