A Georgia man who walked down the street waving a gun was shot by police

September 22, 2019
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GAINESVILLE — A 21-year-old who police say was walking around waving a gun was shot by police after refusing to drop the weapon.

The incident ocurred Friday, Sept. 20, at about 5 p.m.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, [reliminary information indicates that just prior to 5 p.m., 911 received a call reporting a man, later identified as Adam Paul English of Oakwood, waving a gun and walking in the area of 1075 Jesse Jewell Parkway near Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Surgical Associates. 

The area is near the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Multiple Gainesville police officers responded to the scene and located English.

According to the GBI, English was given verbal commands to drop the weapon, but he did not comply with them. English was shot multiple times by two Gainesville Officers.

Officers rendered aid and English was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No officers were injured in this incident. An autopsy of English will be conducted by the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office.   

The GBI will continue its independent investigation.  Once complete, it will be turned over to the Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review. 

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