FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - An investigation is underway at The Panther Riverside Parc Apartments on Waycrest Dr. after a man was shot by a Fulton County Police officer.

Police were called to the apartment complex around 8:30 Thursday night after a fight broke out. When the officer arrived he encountered the person who allegedly attacked a resident, a spokesperson with the GBI said.

Investigators said the man ignored verbal commands during an encounter with the officer. The officer fired his weapon striking the man several times. The man, identified as 34-year-old Jeantique Oriol, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and is in critical condition.

The GBI said the alleged attacker did not live at the apartment complex and did not know the person who was attacked.

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