SMYRNA, Ga. - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed the man who was shot after allegedly pointing a gun towards law enforcement on Saturday has died.
According to investigators, the shooting happed at 5000 S Lincoln Trace in Smyrna. Records show the Edison at the Battery apartments are located at the address, which is near Truist Park in Cobb County.
FOX 5 crews on the scene saw that the location was taped off by police and GBI personnel.
Smyrna police said officers responded to a report of a person making suicide threats shortly after 3 p.m.
"Smyrna police officers begin negotiations with a male subject and attempted to deescalate the situation when the male subject pointed the handgun at the police officers," Smyrna police said in a statement.
At that point, the officer responded by firing their gun.
At least one person was shot by an officer, authorities confirmed. (FOX 5 Atlanta)
The man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he underwent surgery, officials say. On Sunday, the GBI said in a statement that 27-year-old Unsfored Lewis Thurmond III died as a result of his injuries.
The Smyrna Police Department requested assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
An investigation continues.
This marks the 71st shooting involving a police officer in Georgia this year. According to police, 39 of those shootings have been fatal.
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