GAINESVILLE, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Gainesville Friday afternoon. The shooting happened in a parking lot on the 1000 block of Jesse Jewell Parkway.
Gainesville police said they started getting 911 calls about a man with a gun near the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. It was a tense and potentially dangerous situation.
"Jesse Jewell parkway was heavily congested at that time, offices nearby still had workers inside," said Gainesville Police Capt. Kevin Gaddis.
Officers raced to the scene and encountered 21-year-old Adam Paul English in a parking lot on Jesse Jewell Parkway near Wisteria Drive.
"When they approached the individual a weapon was seen by our officers and a gunfight ensued," Gaddis said.
According to the GBI, officers gave English verbal commands, but he did not comply with their orders. Two officers then fired at English multiple times, killing him.
"The GBI is handling the investigation to determine if he fired. But our officers fired at the individual," Gaddis said.
The suspect and the officers were rushed to the hospital. The officers were there to be evaluated and were not harmed.
The GBI is continuing their investigation. An autopsy of English will be conducted in the near future.