GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Douglas County

December 22, 2015

Douglasville, GA – On Monday, December 21, 2015, the GBI’s Atlanta Regional Office was requested by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an officer involved shooting investigation that occurred after deputies were dispatched to a 911 call at the Arbor Village Mobile Home Park around 8:20 PM. 

Preliminary information indicates that Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 911 call described as a kidnapping.  The deputies met with the complainant, who is a security guard for the mobile home park. He reported that he had been held at gunpoint by an unknown person while he was making his rounds. The deputies were approached by an individual identified as Garrett Daniels, who told them that a man with a gun was on the next street from where they were located.

The deputies moved to the adjacent street and observed a dark SUV and a white sedan on the roadway. In front of the dark SUV was the armed individual, subsequently identified as Bias Daniels, 25.  Deputies instructed Bias Daniel to put the weapon down. As Bias put the gun down, one of the individuals located at the white sedan moved in and grabbed the gun at which point a struggle for the gun ensued.  The individual was identified as Bobby Daniels, 48, who is also the father of Bias. As Bobby and Bias continued to fight for the gun, deputies shouted verbal commands to them to put down the weapon. One of the deputies fired his Taser striking Bias.  The Taser deployment was ineffective in that the struggle continued and neither were affected by it. As the fight continued between Bias and Bobby, the handgun was pointed at the deputies, at which point one of the deputy fired, striking and killing Bobby. The gun fell to the ground at which point Bias picked it up and ran away. The deputies pursued Bias and fired one shot, missing him.  Bias was apprehended a short time later hiding in the mobile home park.  The handgun was also recovered in close proximity to where Bias was captured.

Paramedics were dispatched to the mobile home park for Bobby Daniels who died at the scene. Daniels’ body was transported to the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Decatur for an autopsy.

Bias Daniels was arrested by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and charged with Aggravated Assault, Obstruction and Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.

The GBI will conduct an independent investigation to determine what occurred during the incident. When the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office for any action they deem appropriate.


Contact:  Scott Dutton - scott.dutton@gbi.ga.gov - 404/270-8330