GBI Investigates Officer-Involved Shooting in Clayton County

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At the request of the Clayton County Police Department (CCPD), Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) agents are delving into an officer-involved shooting incident that transpired in Clayton County, Georgia. The incident resulted in the death of 38-year-old Robert Prince, a resident of College Park, GA. Fortunately, no officers sustained injuries during the altercation.

Preliminary details suggest that on Thursday, March 28, 2024, officers from CCPD were in the midst of probing allegations of sexual assault and false imprisonment involving Prince and his spouse. As officers were en route to execute a search warrant at the premises where the purported sexual assault occurred, Prince was spotted driving past the location in a black vehicle. CCPD officers trailed Prince to the Valero gas station situated on Riverdale Road, where they endeavored to detain him for questioning. Upon exiting his vehicle, Prince began firing shots at the responding officers, striking the police car’s windshield and body. In response, officers sought cover and returned fire, resulting in Prince’s demise.

Prince was pronounced deceased at the scene. His body is slated to undergo examination at the GBI Crime Lab at Headquarters in Decatur, where a Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy.

The GBI is spearheading an autonomous investigation into the incident. Following its conclusion, the case dossier will be furnished to the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office for scrutiny and assessment.

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