Rayshard Brooks Wiki – Rayshard Brooks Bio
Rayshard Brooks identified black man who was shot after fleeing two officers who tried to arrest him, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Brooks was shot in the back, according to TMZ, who posted a video of the confrontation.
Authorities in Georgia say a man who resisted arrest by Atlanta police after failing a sobriety test in the field was shot dead.
Rayshard Brooks Age
He was 27 years old at the time of death.
Rayshard Brooks Shot By Police
The two officers at the scene were answering a call that Brooks had allegedly fallen asleep in the fast-food restaurant, blocking other cars. After administering a sobriety test, the police proceeded to arrest the motorist after he failed. As in the case of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arber, video footage of the incident captured by a passerby in a car has since been broadcast on social media.
Officer involved shooting last night in Atlanta, GA (District 5) I grew up in this neighborhood. It’s time to have the conversation! RESISTING arrest, excessive force, & justified shootings😞 this young man is deceased. #RayshardBrooks #Atlanta #Police #District5 pic.twitter.com/MSogObtUZF
— Angela Stanton King 🇺🇸 (@theangiestanton) June 13, 2020
As seen in the video of the arrest, a skirmish ensued between Brooks and the officers for nearly half a minute. Brooks managed to break free of the officers and attempted to flee.
An officer fired a Taser pistol at him. As Brooks continued to flee, he was shot three times in the back. Brooks was taken to the hospital, but died during surgery. The video was captured by a citizen in a car in Wendy’s parking lot.
Police Investigation & Statement
The GBI released a statement regarding the investigation.
“The GBI is investigating an OIS involving one male subject & Atlanta Police Officers. The subject is deceased. One officer was treated for an injury and released from the hospital,” the agency said in a tweet.
The GBI is investigating an OIS involving one male subject & Atlanta Police Officers. The subject is deceased. One officer was treated for an injury and released from the hospital.
— GA Bureau of Investigation (@GBI_GA) June 13, 2020
“After failing the test, the officers attempted to place the male subject into custody,” GBI spokesman Nelly Miles said, the AJC reports. “During the arrest, the male subject resisted and a struggle ensued. The officer deployed a Taser.”
Police say Brooks took the taser from the officer before being shot. The shooting occurred out of sight of the cellphone footage circulating the web.
According to TMZ, this is the 48th police-related shooting to be investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in 2020.
Six Atlanta Police Department officers faced excessive force charges during one, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced on June 2. Two of the officers were fired by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. On Friday, officers answered a call at 10:33 p.m. about a man sleeping in a vehicle parked at the entrance, causing other customers to drive through it, the GBI said in a statement. Police gave Brooks a field sobriety test, which he failed, the GBI said. He resisted arrest and fought with officers, the GBI said.
An officer pulled out his taser and, according to witnesses, the man grabbed it, according to the statement. An officer then shot him. Brooks was taken to a hospital, where he died, according to the statement. An officer was treated for an injury and released, the GBI said. The GBI is investigating at the request of the APD, according to the statement. Once completed, the case will be turned over to prosecutors for review. CNN has contacted the APD, GBI and the mayor’s office, but have not responded. This CNN affiliate WSB reports that this is the 48th police shooting the GBI that it has investigated in 2020. CNN’s Alex Meideros contributed to this report.
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