North Fulton County

Drug investigation led to warrant that ended with suspect being shot by Sandy Springs police

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — New details are being released on what led up to a suspect being shot by Sandy Springs police officers.

Police say they were serving an arrest warrant for failure to appear when Benjamin Wright, 27, came to the door came to the door in body armor with a gun.

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Wright was shot in the vest he was wearing moments later. The GBI says he went back into his apartment after he was shot. He was then taken to the hospital and booked into the Fulton County Jail.

Investigators say Wright never fired his weapon.


The GBI says officers were conducting a drug investigation near the apartments when they knocked on Wright’s door. They did not comment on if Wright was part of the investigation.

Wright is facing three counts of aggravated assault on an officer, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession during a felony.

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