Powder Springs, GA (August 24, 2020) – On Sunday, August 23, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Powder Springs Police Department (PSPD) to investigate an officer involved shooting.
Preliminary information indicates that on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at approximately 11:32 p.m., officers with the PSPD stopped a vehicle for speeding in a residential neighborhood located in the 4000 block of Mistymorn Lane. Upon approaching the vehicle, a PSPD officer observed the male driver with a handgun. The officer gave the driver commands to show his hands. During the encounter, the driver accelerated and drove the vehicle in the officer’s direction. The officer discharged his firearm at the vehicle. The vehicle sped away and officers were unable to locate it.
At approximately 11:43 p.m., PSPD was dispatched to the scene of a wreck at the intersection of Frank Aiken Road and Starboard Drive in Powder Springs. The single vehicle at the scene matched the description of the one involved in the previous shooting. No one was located in the vehicle and residents reporting seeing a person run from the scene. There was no indication at this time that the driver was injured by gunfire.
No officers were injured during the incident.
The GBI will continue its independent investigation. Once completed, it will be turned over to the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office for review.