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Police Killing of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta Ruled a Homicide

Rayshard Brooks | Courtesy: nbcnews.com
Rayshard Brooks | Courtesy: nbcnews.com

Authorities in Georgia ruled Sunday that the fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks outside an Atlanta Wendy’s was a homicide.

Posted: Jun 15, 2020 9:26 AM

Authorities in Georgia ruled Sunday that the fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks outside an Atlanta Wendy’s was a homicide.

Brooks, 27, died after he was shot twice in the back on June 12, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office said in a statement. Brooks was shot last Friday night after a confrontation with two Atlanta police officers in the parking lot of the fast-food restaurant.

Police had been summoned there on a report of a man sleeping in his car in the drive-through.

rooks struggled with the officers after they administered a field sobriety test and attempted to take him into custody. Surveillance footage appears to show Brooks running away from the officers with a stun gun that he’d taken from one of them, said Vic Reynolds, director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

While running, Brooks appeared to turn around and point the weapon at police, Reynolds said

“At that point, the Atlanta officer reaches down and retrieves his weapon from his holster, discharges it, strikes Mr. Brooks there on the parking lot, and he goes down.”

L. Chris Stewart, an attorney for Brooks’ family, said Brooks should not have faced deadly force because he appeared to have a stun gun.

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