Update: The subject has been identified as Kenneth Anthony Howard, age 62, of Decatur, GA.  He is expected to recover from his injuries.  Yesterday, the DeKalb County Police Department issued warrants for his arrest on a charge of aggravated assault on a peace officer.

DeKalb County, GA (May 24, 2020) – On Sunday, May 24, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the DeKalb County Police Department (DKPD) to investigate an officer involved shooting. 

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 6:20 AM, a DKPD officer was parked at the Quiktrip located at 3830 N. Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA  An employee informed the officer that a male subject was outside with his pants down.  The officer instructed the male to leave the area.  The subject pulled a knife and proceeded to advance towards the officer.  The officer fired a duty weapon, striking the subject.  The subject was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. 

No officers were injured in this incident.

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


Public Affairs Director Nelly Miles