ATHENS, Ga. — Police in Clarke County released body camera footage showing the tense moments during an officer-involved shooting.
The Clarke County police chief says his officer did nothing wrong while attempting to stop someone for a liquor violation early Saturday morning.
The suspect's cousin told Channel 2's Matt Johnson that Justin Scott, 22, was on his way back from a nightclub and police should have considered his state of mind.
"I think that officer should have handled it better. I don't think he should have fired, because you could see that he was drunk," Lamorio Freeman said.
Police shared body camera footage with Channel 2 Action News that shows an officer pointing his gun at Scott.
Police say Scott was pouring liquor into a cup at a Golden Pantry convenience store at around 3 a.m. when the officer approached him.
According to police, the video shows Scott slowly reach for a weapon. That's when the officer fires twice, hitting Scott.
According to video released by police, Scott began running as soon as shots were fired.
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