Clarkston, GA Homicide Investigation

March 20, 2017

Clarkston, Georgia – On Friday, March 17, 2017, the Clarkston Police Department along with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) responded to a person shot incident at 3906 East Ponce De Leon Avenue Clarkston, Georgia at a Texaco gas and food mart.  Initial information indicated that a fight occurred between two patrons of the store. The fight escalated to involve a third party identified as, Ernest Tyrell Bing, 40 years old, from Alpharetta, Georgia.  During the confrontation, Bing was shot.  Bing was transported by ambulance to Grady Memorial Hospital where he died.  Another store patron, not involved in the fight, was shot in the arm and transported to Grady Memorial Hospital.  He was treated and released from the hospital. 

This is an active homicide investigation and critical interviews are continuing.  Anyone with information or anyone who was in the store at the time of the confrontation is asked to contact the Clarkston Police Department and/or the GBI.

At this time, the Clarkston Police Department and the GBI are releasing surveillance footage still images from the incident.  The person depicted in the photograph was present during the altercation, has pertinent information and is in need of being identified.  Do not approach or attempt to contact this individual.  Anyone with information as to the identification of this person is asked to contact the Clarkston Police Department at 404-296-6489 and/or the GBI at 770-388-5019 or the GBI Tip Line at 1-800-597-8477. 

ASAC Brian Whidby | GBI - Conyers | 770-388-5019

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