Fred Claud Perkins : “GBI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in South Fulton, Georgia”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : New Details Emerge in Georgia Officer Involved Shooting in South Fulton

SOUTH FULTON, GA — In the wake of an officer involved shooting in South Fulton, Georgia, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has launched an independent investigation into the incident. Tragically, one man lost his life during the altercation, while no officers sustained injuries.

The South Fulton Police Department (SFPD) reached out to the GBI on Tuesday, seeking an impartial examination of the incident. According to preliminary reports, the incident unfolded around 7 p.m. on Tuesday when SFPD officers responded to a distressing 911 call reporting a sexual assault complaint at the 4400 block of Roosevelt Highway in South Fulton.

Allegedly, the victim informed officers that she had been attacked by a man, later identified as 78-year-old Fred Claud Perkins from Riverdale. Shockingly, Perkins had allegedly fired shots at the victim and assaulted her with his firearm. The GBI promptly took charge of the investigation and began gathering crucial information regarding the incident, as well as identifying Perkins’ potential whereabouts.

Based on initial GBI findings, officers approached a shed on the property where Perkins was believed to be located. As they closed in on the structure, Perkins, armed with a shotgun, allegedly fired at the officers, prompting them to defend themselves. In the ensuing exchange of gunfire, Perkins retreated into the shed. Tragically, when officers eventually gained access to the building, they discovered Perkins deceased inside. The GBI also confirmed that a shotgun was recovered at the scene, in close proximity to Perkins.

As the GBI conducts its independent investigation, the case file will ultimately be handed over to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office for thorough review. This collaborative effort aims to ensure a comprehensive examination of the incident, leaving no stone unturned.

The South Fulton community, along with law enforcement agencies, mourns the loss of life and hopes for a swift resolution to this tragic event. The GBI’s commitment to impartiality and thoroughness will be crucial in shedding light on the circumstances surrounding this officer involved shooting, offering closure to the victim’s family and ensuring justice prevails.

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