GBI releases name of man killed by officers in DeKalb County Wednesday

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The man who died in yesterday’s police shooting has been identified as 26-year-old Manuel Esteban Paez Teran.

According to the GBI, during the multi-agency operation at the site of the future Atlanta Public Safety Training Center that began on January 18, 2023, approximately 25 campsites were located and removed. 

Additionally, mortar style fireworks, multiple edged weapons, pellet rifles, gas masks, and a blow torch were recovered.

There were three people who were contacted who provided their names to authorities and were free to go.

Seven people were arrested and charged with domestic terrorism and criminal trespass, with additional charges pending, GBI officials say. None of those arrested were from Georgia.

The Georgia Department of Public safety announced Thursday it would not be releasing the name of the trooper involved in yesterday’s shooting citing compromised security and possible retaliation.