GBI: Man shot, later dies after pointing gun toward police

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.

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"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.

Shooting involving an officer in Smyrna

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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