On Friday, March 20, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Clayton County Police Department (CCPD) to investigate an officer involved shooting.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 3:11 p.m., a CCPD officer responded to a call at the apartment complex located at 228 Morrow Road in Forest Park concerning a male with a gun who was threatening to shoot people.  Upon arrival, the officer attempted to make contact with the subject, identified as Justin Demond Johnson, 22, but Johnson ran.  The officer gave chase and gave verbal commands for Johnson to stop.  During the incident, the officer discharged his weapon, striking Johnson.  He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and is in stable condition.  A handgun was recovered at the scene.

The officer was not injured.

The GBI will continue its independent investigation and upon completion, it will be turned over the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office for review.


Public Affairs Director Nelly Miles