GBI investigates after DeKalb Police officer fatally shoots man in Stone Mountain

A DeKalb County Police vehicle. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Stone Mountain, GA — A DeKalb County Police officer fatally shot a man on Nov. 4 and now the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the circumstances of the shooting.

“Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 11 p.m., uniformed officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle parked in a driveway at 998 Autumn Crest Court, Stone Mountain, Ga,” a spokesperson for GBI said. “As the officers were conducting their investigation, they encountered a man inside the home.  The officers identified themselves and issued commands. The man did not comply, reached for a nearby handgun, and was shot by the officers.  He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he later died.”

The man has been identified as Marando Salmon, 36.

“The GBI will conduct an independent investigation,” a spokesperson for GBI said. “Once complete, the case file will be given to the DeKalb County District Attorney’s office for review.”

This is the 100th shooting by a police officer that GBI has investigated in 2022.

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