Officer shoots at man during disorderly conduct incident, Brookhaven police say
BROOKHAVEN, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A shooting involving a police officer is under investigation in Brookhaven on Monday afternoon, a spokesperson from the department said.
A man reportedly made threats toward patrons and employees inside a hotel bar on Lake Hearn Drive. Police say the man reportedly threatened to “shoot people in the head” when asked to leave by hotel management.
An employee called the police and the man left.
According to a spokesperson with the department, officers identified the man after he began walking down Ashford Dunwoody Drive and “engaged” the man, who resisted. Officers attempted to tase the man, but it was “ineffective.” The officer then shot at the man but did not injure him.
A firearm, that is believed to be the man’s, was recovered, they said.
No injuries were reported, but property was damaged in the incident. The man was taken into custody after the shooting.
A use-of-force investigation is underway.
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