Another APD Involved Shooting Death

Started as a domestic dispute

Maria Boynton
September 22, 2020 - 12:47 pm
Atlanta police say an officer shot an armed man Monday evening

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting death of a man who Atlanta police say was armed.

What authorities say began as a domestic dispute happened Monday evening at the Gladstone Apartments located on Casanova Street.

According to Atlanta police, when responding officers arrived at the location, a woman and her husband were sitting inside a vehicle. Once the woman got out of the vehicle, she informed police that the man had a gun. The situation escalated according to APD when the man refused to put down the weapon and started moving towards an officer. The officer discharged her weapon hitting the man once.  He was taken to the hospital but did not survive.

The GBI identifies the dead man as 28 year old Dearian Bell.

GBI spokesperson Nelly Miles says it is the 73rd police involved shooting that the agency has been asked to investigate this year.