The Gist: The GBI is investigating a police shooting in Carroll County, that resulted in a 76-year-old man was shot and killed.
The shooting occurred on March 15, 2023, in the 100 block of Bar J Road in Temple after the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded to a dispute between neighbors.
What We Know: According to the GBI, preliminary information from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office indicates that one neighbor was pointing a gun at another neighbor and had fired the gun during the dispute.
When the deputies arrived on the scene, they encountered Robert Bruce Clendenin, who they report was armed with a gun. Deputies say they attempted to convince Clendenin to put down his weapon, but he refused to comply.
According to the GBI, Clendenin pointed his gun at the deputies, and one deputy shot and hit him.
Clendenin was taken to Tanner Villa Rica Hospital by ambulance, where he later died from his injuries.
The GBI Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy on Clendenin. No officers were injured in the incident.
What’s Next?: The GBI will conduct an independent investigation into the shooting. Once the investigation is complete, the case file will be given to the Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review. This is the 21st officer involved shooting the GBI has been asked to investigate in 2023.