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Atlanta Police Officers Shot 3 Times At An Unarmed Man In The Back Of Wendy’s Drive-Thru
A black man was shot in the back and killed by an Atlanta cop Friday night during a confrontation that began when he fell asleep in his car at a Wendy’s drive-thru, according to shocking new video and Georgia officials.
Atlanta police say that the victim, Rayshard Brooks, 27, of Atlanta, had resisted — and stolen one cop’s Taser — during their struggle to arrest him after he failed a field sobriety test.
But the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is probing the shooting at the Atlanta Police Department’s request, the agency said in a press release on Saturday.
Witness video of the shooting is under review, the GBI said on Twitter.
One video that has surfaced on social media shows the heated struggle between Brooks and two white, uniformed police officers moments before they chase him off-screen and three shots ring out.
Brooks is seated when he grabs an officer’s Taser and pulls on the gun with his left hand. The cop tries to recover it.
But he falls to his back and Brooks makes it to his feet, holding the Taser. He punches a second officer in the head with a roundhouse right.
The second officer pulls his own Taser and fires it at Brooks. The crackle of it going off can be heard on the video. Continue Reading