The Gist: In Bethlehem, Georgia a police shooting on December 3, led to the death of 60-year-old Robert Reynolds Sr., during a response to a domestic disturbance.
The Details: According to the GBI, Barrow County Sheriff’s Office deputies encountered the armed Reynolds at a home on Thorn Brook Circle. In the ensuing confrontation, three deputies fired at Reynolds, and shot him. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is conducting an independent investigation into the incident, at the request of the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office.
In Context: This incident adds to a growing list of police shootings in Georgia, with the GBI investigating 96 such cases in 2023 alone.
What’s Next?: The ongoing GBI investigation will culminate in a report to the Piedmont Judicial Circuit for review, potentially leading to further legal or administrative actions based on its findings.
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