GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Fulton County
Fulton County, GA (June 9, 2021) – On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Georgia State Patrol to investigate an officer involved shooting.
Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 2:20 p.m., DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit officers and Georgia State Patrol troopers located Terrell Gas, 36, of Lithonia, at an apartment complex in College Park, Georgia. Gas had outstanding arrest warrants for Murder and Aggravated Assault stemming from an incident the day prior in DeKalb County. As officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Gas, Gas fled and did not stop. Georgia State Patrol troopers pursued Gas, and Gas’ vehicle went down an embankment near the area of Old National Highway and the entrance ramp to I-85 north in Fulton County. Gas ran out of the vehicle with a gun. During the incident, Georgia State Patrol troopers discharged their firearms, striking Gas. Gas was transported to a local area hospital where he died.
A Georgia State Patrol trooper suffered a non-life threatening injury during the incident and is being treated at a local area hospital.
The GBI will continue to conduct an independent investigation and once complete, it will be turned over to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office for review.