HomeTop HeadlinesTeenager Fatally Shot by Police After He Shot K-9

Teenager Fatally Shot by Police After He Shot K-9

- Advertisement -

In Jonesboro, Georgia, a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed by police. This incident happened approximately 17 miles south of Atlanta on Saturday, September 2, around 2 a.m. 

Stephon Ford, the deceased teenager, was reportedly involved in suspicious activities at a local hotel along with two others. Assistant Chief Bruce Parks of the Clayton County Police Department confirmed that when confronted by Jonesboro officers, all three suspects tried to escape. Two were apprehended, while Ford managed to evade the police.

A K-9 unit from the Clayton County Police Department was summoned to aid in locating Ford. The dog tracked down Ford in a nearby wooded area. Although officers demanded he surrender, Ford is said to have brandished a handgun and fired at the dog. A perimeter was then established by the officers to contain Ford. The injured K-9 was immediately transported to an animal hospital but succumbed to its injuries.

Within the perimeter, Ford was confronted by officers once more. Despite being ordered to drop his weapon multiple times, Ford reportedly aimed his gun at them. The police then used lethal force, leading to Ford’s death. No other injuries were reported among officers or civilians. 

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is currently examining the situation.

- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

More Articles Like This