On October 9, 2018, at approximately 8:15 PM, the Gwinnett County Police Department requested the GBI to investigate an officer involved shooting.

Preliminary information indicates that the Gwinnett County Police Department’s Gang Unit was conducting an investigation at a residence on Prospect Road in Lawrenceville.  During the investigation, officers heard a disturbance possibly related to their investigation at 1329 Alpha Drive, Lawrenceville.  Officers encountered Andrew Joseph Allen, age 27, at the Alpha Drive residence who pointed a handgun at the officers. One officer fired his weapon, striking Allen.  Allen was taken into custody and transported to Gwinnett Medical Center where he was treated and released.

Allen has been charged by the GBI with one count of burglary as a result of the initial GBI investigation for burglary of the home on Alpha Drive and aggravated assault on a police officer. Initial information indicates that Allen fled the Prospect Road residence once Gwinnett County Police arrived.

No officers were injured in this incident.

The GBI will continue its independent investigation. Once complete, it will be turned over to the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s office for review. 

Contact Information:

Nelly Miles - 404/270-8330