GBI investigates shooting of 25-year-old during marijuana-related arrest

On Saturday, December 22, 2018, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was asked by the Atlanta Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting.  

According to the GBI, preliminary information indicates that on Saturday, December 22, 2018, at about 5 p.m., Atlanta police officers made contact with two male subjects inside a business located at 1166 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW in Atlanta. 

The two subjects were being interviewed regarding their use of suspected marijuana outside the business. During the interview, police say one of the subjects, identified as 25-year-old Saleem Wilson, Jr. ran from the building.

An officer gave chase and during the arrest, a handgun belonging to one of the subjects discharged and struck Wilson in the neck area. 

Wilson was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and is currently listed in stable condition. The second subject was also arrested by APD.

One officer sustained minor injuries during the incident.

The GBI will conduct its independent investigation. Once complete, it will be turned over to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office for review.

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