Clayton County, GA (March 28, 2024) - At the request of the Clayton County Police Department, GBI agents are investigating an officer involved shooting in Clayton County, Georgia. Robert Prince, age 38, of College Park, GA was shot and killed in the incident. No officers were injured in this incident.

The preliminary information indicates on Thursday, March 28, 2024, Clayton County PD officers were investigating allegations of sexual assault and false imprisonment involving Prince and his wife. As officers were arriving to execute a search warrant at the location where the alleged sexual assault took place, Prince was observed driving past the location in a black car. CCPD officers followed Prince to the Valero gas station on Riverdale Road and attempted to detain him for questioning. Prince exited his car and started shooting at the responding officers, hitting the windshield and body of the police car. Officers retreated to cover and returned fire, killing Prince.

Prince was pronounced dead on the scene. His body will be taken to the GBI Crime Lab at Headquarters in Decatur where a Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy.

The GBI will conduct an independent investigation. Once complete, the case file will be given to the Clayton County District Attorney's Office for review.


Director, Office of Public & Governmental Affairs Nelly Miles