Roswell Police Shoot 'Unruly Patron' Who Came to Mazzy's Sports Bar With a Gun

Roswell Police Shoot ‘Unruly Patron’ Who Came to Mazzy’s Sports Bar With a Gun


🚔 The Gist: A police officer in Roswell shot an armed suspect at Mazzy’s Sports Bar and Grill in the early hours of Saturday, following a confrontation where the suspect allegedly pointed a gun at officers. No officers were injured.

🚨 The Details: The incident unfolded shortly after 1 am when Roswell E-911 received calls about an unruly, armed patron at Mazzy’s Sports Bar and Grill. Upon arrival, officers were confronted by a 34-year-old male suspect inside the front doors, who police say despite commands to drop his weapon, pointed it at the officers, leading one to open fire. The suspect was critically injured and is receiving medical treatment.

Witnesses report the man was pointing his gun at other customers at the bar prior to the police arriving.

🌐 The Big Picture: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has been called in to conduct an independent investigation, adhering to Roswell Police Department policy for officer-involved shootings. This ensures an unbiased review of the events leading to the shooting.

🔜 What’s Next?: The GBI will provide all future updates as it investigates the shooting, with the community and local officials closely watching for outcomes and implications on law enforcement practices.

👮‍♂️ Gun Crimes in Our Communities: In the ongoing narrative of America’s complex relationship with firearms, statistics tell a tale that’s difficult to ignore. The Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit meticulously tracking gun incidents, lays it out in black and white. Here’s how it stacks up:

  • 2020 Statistics
    • Total gun-related incidents: 43,551
    • Gun-related deaths: 19,379
    • Gun-related injuries: 39,707
    • Mass shootings: 612
  • 2019 Statistics
    • Total gun-related incidents: 39,707
    • Gun-related deaths: 15,208
    • Gun-related injuries: 29,613
    • Mass shootings: 417

To Be Clear: These aren’t just digits on a page. Each statistic represents a life affected, a community shaken. And what’s more, these numbers tell us that the situation isn’t improving.

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