GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Atlanta
Atlanta, GA (February 9, 2020) – On Sunday, February 9, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to investigate an officer involved shooting.
Preliminary information indicates that an APD officer was working an off-duty job in a parking lot near Lyfe ATL, 201 Courtland Street SE, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. At approximately 1:40 a.m., the officer observed an exchange of gunfire between multiple groups of people in several vehicles. At that time, the officer gave verbal commands to a subject and discharged their firearm during the incident. The subject, identified as Edward Barnett III, 28 years old of Jonesboro, died on scene. Two individuals were transported to local hospitals for treatment of gunshot wounds obtained during the exchange of gunfire. Both individuals are in stable condition. No officers were injured in this incident.
APD will be obtaining charges for numerous subjects involved in this incident.
Multiple weapons, suspected drugs, and cash were found at the scene. The GBI will conduct an independent investigation and once complete will be turned over to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office for review.