The Henry County man that we reported about on Tuesday has died according to family members. David Powell, was shot in the neck by police after they responded to the wrong address during a 911 call.
Yesterday Henry County police officers shot a 63 year old man after responding to a 911 call. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), says the police officers actually made a mistake by arriving at the wrong location.
The man they shot was William Powell who lives in Stockbrige, Georgia. Police officers reported to a 911 call, gunshots and a woman yelling for help could be heard throughout the call.
“[A] preliminary review of the 911 call indicates that the officers were at the wrong location,” Dutton said.
Upon arriving at the scene, police were met by homeowner William Powell. Dutton said Powell was armed with a handgun, which he refused to put down. An officer fired at Powell, striking him in the neck, AJC reports.
Powell was taken to Atlanta Medical Center with serious injuries.
The officer who shot Powell was placed on paid administrative leave, Henry police Capt. Joey Smith said.
No officers were injured in the incident, which remains under investigation