Fulton County, GA (December 25, 2019) – On Wednesday, December 25, 2019, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) to investigate an officer involved shooting.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 9:47 a.m., CCSO deputies attempted to stop a vehicle on I-285 near Riverdale Road in Clayton County for speeding.  During the attempted stop, deputies were alerted that the vehicle was stolen out of the city of South Fulton.  The vehicle failed to stop, and a pursuit ensued.  The vehicle led deputies to the 4500 block of Ridge Road in Atlanta which is a dead-end.  The vehicle then turned around and headed toward the deputies. At the dead-end, several deputies had exited their vehicles and one of those deputies reported being struck by the fleeing car.  The stolen vehicle struck two CCSO patrol vehicles as it attempted to elude the deputies. During the incident on Ridge Road, CCSO deputies fired their weapons at the vehicle and the driver was struck.  CCSO deputies rendered medical aid at the scene.  The driver, identified as Deangelo Rashad Martin, 23, of Union City, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where he later died. 

An autopsy will be performed at the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur.

The officer who was reportedly struck by the vehicle was also taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and later released.  No other officers were injured.

The GBI will continue its independent investigation and once completed it will be reviewed by the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.