|Scene of shooting at Woodstock Walmart (source)|
(UPDATED - See below)
An officer responded to a suspicious person report, in the parking lot of a Walmart store in Woodstock, Georgia. A conflict ensued, and the officer shot the suspect, killing him.
From an article:
At 9:15 p.m., officers responded to a call about a suspicious person in the parking lot in front of the Wal-Mart on Highway 92 in Woodstock, at the Trickum Road intersection, said Brittany Duncan, spokeswoman for Woodstock Police.Walmart. Save money. Die faster.
The source, who wished to remain anonymous, said when officers responded to the suspicious person, the situation became threatening, causing the officer to draw his weapon.
UPDATE (9/24/14): The man who was shot was named Dennis Doty. The officer, Jarred Jackson, has been cleared of wrong doing. Further facts from the case in this article:
On the night of April 11, Doty reportedly was confronting a Walmart delivery driver; however, it was not clear as to whether the conflict was about the child abduction ring accusations. When Jackson arrived, Doty sprinted toward him with the same metal object he was attempting to strike the truck with, according to radio traffic recordings and surveillance video contained in the IA file.
As stated by witnesses and noted in the internal affairs investigation, Jackson ordered Doty to stop and get on the ground several times before drawing his service weapon.
Doty ignored the commands and Jackson fired two shots, hitting him with both rounds, according to the IA file.
Doty was transported to an area hospital, where he later died.