• New dashcam video shows moments after multi-county chase, police shooting

    By: Audrey Washington


    FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. - There is new video that shows the moments after an officer-involved shooting that left a man in critical condition.

    Channel 2 Action News worked for several days with the Fayetteville Police Department to receive the police dashcam video and 911 calls.

    Rodriguez Kemp, 36, of Stone Mountain, was shot multiple times after he fired on police and deputies in Fayette County on Friday night, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. 

    The situation all started when a Meriwether County deputy tried to pull Kemp over on I-85. Kemp took off and led deputies on a chase through three counties, hitting speeds of 120 mph, according to the GBI.

    At one point, police say Kemp hit another car in Coweta County. Deputies tried to use stop sticks to end the chase. They blew his tire, but Kemp kept going, according to the GBI.

    A Fayette County deputy successfully performed a PIT maneuver on Kemp’s vehicle near the intersection of Banks Road and Ga. 85.


    Fayetteville police and deputies approached the vehicle to arrest Kemp, at which time he fired on the officers, according to the GBI.

    “After being fired upon, officers returned fire, striking Kemp numerous times,” Ayer said.

    Medical crews took Kemp to Grady, where he remains in critical condition.

    A witness told Channel 2’s Audrey Washington she couldn’t believe her eyes that night. 

    “The scary thing is that it could happen anywhere, and you never know when it’s going to happen, and you just have to be prepared,” said Paige Hughes. “Luckily, nobody else got hurt. But heart goes out to him and his family, but when they tell you to stop, you better stop.”

    Information from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was used in this report

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