DeKalb PD: Officers shoot, kill man at gas station, GBI investigates
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - The DeKalb County Police Department said officers fatally shot a man after an officer gave the man a ride to a gas station Saturday morning.
DeKalb County police responded to calls shortly before 8 a.m. about a man walking along in the median of Interstate 20. An officer took the man, later identified as 33-year-old Christan Smith, to a gas station in the 2700 block of Candler Road.
DeKalb County police said the suspect "produced a firearm" after they pulled into a Shell gas station.
In a later statement, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said DeKalb County police requested assistance from the GBI.
According to the GBI, at some point police learned of an active arrest warrant for Smith.
The GBI said DeKalb officers shot Smith as they were attempting to arrest him at the gas station. Investigators also said a gun was found on Smith's body.
Smith later died as a result of his injuries.
No officers were injured during the incident.
An investigation continues.
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