• Man shot by police responding to wrong location has died


    HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has learned that a Henry County man who was shot by police after responding to the wrong home, has died according to relatives.

    Police responded Tuesday night to a 911 call in which the caller reported hearing gunshots and an unknown female yelling for help. The caller couldn’t give them an exact address.

    Three officers were sent to the location and ended up at David Powell’s home just after 11 p.m. The GBI says the 911 call indicates that the officers were at the wrong location. 

    Officers were met by Powell, who was armed with a handgun. They say the 63-year-old ignored verbal commands to drop the weapon and that’s when they opened fire.

    Powell was shot in the neck and the bullet never came out.

    The officer who fired the shot is on paid administrative leave.

    The GBI says Powell never fired his weapon.

    The family wants to know why police searched the inside of the home if the shooting happened outside. The GBI says the inside of the home is also a part of the investigation.

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