GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in DeKalb County - UPDATE

January 8, 2019

Stone Mountain, GA (January 8, 2019) - The subject involved in this officer involved shooting has been identified as Robert Daniel Barger, 26, of Clarkston, GA.

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Stone Mountain, GA (January 1, 2019) – On Tuesday, January 1, 2019, the GBI was requested by the DeKalb County Police Department (DKPD) to investigate an officer involved shooting.

Preliminary information indicates that on Monday, December 31, 2018, at approximately 11:02 p.m., an unidentified male entered a business located at 5345 Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain with a firearm.  The subject fired a shot and told employees and several customers in the store to get on the floor.  An off-duty Pine Lake Police Department officer was working security inside the store and immediately fired at the subject.  The subject fled, but collapsed in front of the store.  He was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

At this time, police have not been able to identify the subject.

No officers were injured during the incident.   

The GBI will conduct its independent investigation. Once complete, it will be turned over to the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office for review.

Contact Information: 
Nelly Miles - Public Affairs Director - 404/270-8330