GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Atlanta, GA

June 28, 2016

Atlanta, GA – On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at approximately 3:00 am, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred off Metropolitan Parkway in Atlanta, GA.

Preliminary information indicates that officers with APD were assisting the East Point Police Department (EPPD) with a kidnapping investigation.  The kidnapping occurred in East Point.  However, it was believed that the subjects were holding the victim, identified as Deborah Patrick, in Atlanta, Georgia.  APD officers made contact with Patrick’s sons, Dominic Patrick and Adrian Evans.  Both were receiving messages via cellphone demanding a ransom of $100,000.  During the investigation, APD located the vehicle and subsequently APD officers gave chase.  The vehicle wrecked a distance away in the parking lot of 688 Metropolitan Parkway.  Terenzio McCurty (age 23) emerged from the vehicle with a handgun.  McCurty was shot in the leg by one APD officer.  He and the other occupants continued to flee on foot.  McCurty and John Penceil (age 50) were taken in to custody a very short distance from the scene.  APD officers administered first aid to McCurty who was then transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he is in stable condition.  Additional officers located a third suspect, Joshua Fowler (age 25), hiding in a dumpster a short distance from the scene.  The fourth suspect, Demetrius Sims (age 43), was located in the area several hours later and taken into custody.

The East Point Police Department is handling the kidnapping investigation.  The GBI investigation into the officer involved shooting is in its early stages and is ongoing.  The GBI will conduct an independent investigation to determine what occurred during the incident. When the investigation is completed, it will be turned over to the District Attorney for review. 


Contact Information: 
Nelly Miles - 404.270.8332