GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Johns Creek
Johns Creek, GA – On Saturday, April 28, 2018, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Johns Creek Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting.
Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 7:13 a.m., Johns Creek Police Department officers were dispatched to a call reporting that a woman had threatened a family member with a knife. Officers made contact with the woman, identified as Shukri Ali Said, age 36, near the intersection of Abbotts Bridge Road and Sweet Creek Road. Said did not respond to officers’ commands to drop the knife she was carrying. Officers deployed a taser and a non-lethal projectile during the encounter, but Said did not relinquish the knife. During the incident, two officers fired their service weapons, striking Said.
Officers and EMTs rendered aid at the scene. Said was transported to Emory Johns Creek Hospital where she died. An autopsy will be performed by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.
No officers were injured during the incident.
The GBI will continue its independent investigation. Once completed, the case will be turned over to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office for review.
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