GBI Investigates US Marshals Service Task Force Shooting in East Point, GA

August 6, 2016

East Point, GA –  On Friday, August 5, 2016 at approximately 2:15 PM, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation responded to the scene of an officer involved shooting at the request of the East Point Police Department.

At approximately 1:25 PM, the United States Marshals Service (USMS) Task Force was serving felony arrest warrants for fugitive Jamarion Rashad Robinson, age 26, for Criminal Attempt to Commit Arson in Gwinnett County and Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer in Atlanta, Fulton County.  The USMS fugitive investigation led them to the residence where Robinson was staying.  As the USMS Task Force made contact with Robinson inside the East Point apartment, gunfire erupted.  According to witnesses and videos taken by those witnesses of the incident, Task Force Officers gave numerous verbal commands for Robinson to put the weapon down. During the gunfire, Robinson was shot and killed.  The autopsy was conducted earlier today by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.  None of the Deputy Marshals or Task Force Officers were injured during the gunfight.  During the scene examination by GBI Agents, a handgun and multiple spent rounds believed to be associated with Robinson were recovered.                                                                                                                       

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 Fulton County District Attorney's Office for any action they deem appropriate.

Contact Information: 
Scott Dutton; (404) 270-8330