POLICE: Armed convicted felon shot by officer in Atlanta neighborhood

Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 1:44 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Atlanta Police responded to a call at Madison Yards, a busy residential and shopping community on the southeast side just after 12:30 Tuesday afternoon.

“I’m in shock. I love this area. I feel safe here. I walk my dog all the time. So, the fact that this happened during the day, what was going on for this to happen?” Asked resident Trena McWilliams.

Police said a resident living there reported a dispute with a passenger in a U-Haul truck who was moving their belongings.

When officers arrived, they said the man in the truck was not cooperative.

“The male then proceeded to get out of the U-Haul truck, and he was armed with a weapon. There was a physical altercation, and the officer was able to disengage and shot at least one round,” Atlanta Police Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr. said.

The suspect was critically injured, the officer was unharmed. Police said the man in the truck was a convicted felon and should not have been armed with a gun.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the suspect is identified as 32-year-old Jamaull Jones.

“So, what we do know is that there is a moving company that this occupant or passenger was extra help for the day. He is not an employee of the moving company,” Hampton Jr. said.

Ruma Kashoro was a witness.

“When I opened my car door, the gentleman that had been shot was rolling around on the ground in agony by like himself type of thing,” Kashoro said.

Meanwhile, people living here want to know more about what led to the shooting which hits close to home.

“You know the guns, the violence it definitely has to stop. There’s got to be a solution, there’s got to be another way to resolve your issues,” Resident Lana Rae said.

No one else was injured during the incident.  

The GBI is investigating which is protocol.

According to the GBI, this is the 75th officer involved shooting in 2022.