Police Shootout in DeKalb County: What We Know

Police Shootout in DeKalb County: What We Know


👮 The Gist: A 28-year-old man was shot and injured by DeKalb County Police detectives during an encounter in a shopping center parking lot on Wednesday morning.

What’s Happening: According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Delano Gaynor, 28, of Lithonia, was shot multiple times by DeKalb County Police detectives who were searching for a robbery suspect in the 2000 block of Evans Mill Road.

  • Gaynor allegedly pointed a firearm at the detectives, prompting them to fire their weapons.
  • Police say after being shot, Gaynor ran away before surrendering near the entrance of a shopping center.

🔍 Between the Lines: The GBI will conduct an independent investigation into the shooting, and the case file will be given to the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.

  • This process aims to ensure an impartial assessment of the incident and determine if the use of force was justified.

💭 Your Take: What are your thoughts on this police-involved shooting in DeKalb County? Let us know in the comments below.

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