A 13-year-old girl was shot by police in Fayetteville Wednesday during a custody exchange dispute.
According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, preliminary information indicates that at 8:44 p.m., 38-year-old Vincent Emanuel Frasca, of Marietta, called the Watchdesk of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office requesting law enforcement assistance with a custody exchange dispute involving a 3-year-old in Fayetteville.
At 8:52 p.m., a Fayette County deputy arrived at the entrance to the gated community where he met with Frasca.
After speaking with Frasca, the deputy followed Frasca to the home.
Frasca parked in the driveway in front of the home and walked to the bottom of the front porch steps where he stood.
According to the GBI, As the deputy was walking up the driveway toward Frasca, a 13-year-old girl came out of the home onto the front porch with a handgun and began shooting multiple times toward Frasca, hitting him.
GBI spokesperson Nelly Miles said Frasca is the 13-year-old’s father.
The deputy returned fire multiple times, hitting the 13-year-old.
The girl was taken by EMS to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Egleston Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Frasca was taken by EMS to Grady Hospital and is in stable condition.
The GBI will conduct an independent investigation. Once the investigation is completed, the case file will be turned over to the Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s office for review.
Anyone with information about this investigation may contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 2 Field Office in Columbus at (706) 565-7888. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1(800) 597-TIPS (8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.
This is the 54th officer involved shooting the GBI has been requested to investigate in 2022.