News Georgia Police Respond To Wrong House, Shoot Homeowner

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    Authorities: Police respond to wrong house, shoot homeowner
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    STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- A Georgia police officer responded to the wrong house and shot the homeowner, authorities said Wednesday.

    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Henry County police asked the agency to investigate the shooting early Wednesday morning at home in Stockbridge, southeast of Atlanta.

    CBS affiliate WGCL reported someone called 911 shortly before midnight Tuesday to report hearing a woman yelling for help and gunshots. The GBI said a preliminary review of the 911 call indicates the three officers who responded went to the wrong home.

    The GBI said the officers were met by the homeowner, 63-year-old William Powell, who had a handgun. One of the officers shot Powell in the neck when he didn't obey officers' commands to drop the gun.

    Powell was in critical condition at Atlanta Medical Center, WGCL reported.

    Police did eventually find the correct house, according to the GBI.

    "There was an argument there however they indicated that there was no screaming for help or shots fired," Scott Dutton of the GBI told WGCL

    The officer who shot Powell was placed on administrative leave.
     
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    What color were the officers?
     
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    He'll be getting a nice payday.
     
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    "Police! Drop your weapon!"

    "YOU'LL HAFTA PRY IT OUTTA MAH COLD DEA..."

    *POW*
     
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    Why did the man have a handgun in his hand when cops showed up. Even though this was the wrong house..why wouldn't you put the gun down if cops were asking you ? Wrong house or not..if three cops are yelling at you to put a gun down , you probably should. You shoot them and you go to jail forever . They shoot you..they go on administrative leave...ya see how the system works ?
     
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    Maybe he's the one who called the police! Wouldn't that be rich with irony.
     
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    Oh shit, this is down the road from me
     
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    Couldn't they tell he was white? :dontknow:
     
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    It was early in the morning, and his dogs were barking because there were strangers in his yard (cops). He went to investigate. It's thought that it was a "Bang bang bang! Now drop your gun!" type thing...not that any of your line of thinking is right anyway.

    If there are strangers in your yard peeking in your windows, and they tell you to disarm, is it really a good idea?
     
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    We live in Atlanta and my goodness, the mindset is beyond stupid down here. I've been out of the Tri-State for 20 years, but I still can't seem to believe the stupidity that is abound here. Last night, we went out to dinner and this old, barely mobile guy and his scooter riding disabled wife are talking about the shooting in Israel yesterday. He then says how a guy that was there shot an attacker and that's the perfect example of why he carries his handgun with him. Hmmmm.... Militarily trained Israeli and old guy that can barely walk with a gun... I don't think grandpa's response time would be so great, let alone his accuracy. It's the stupidity like that you hear all the friggin' time here.
     
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