The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has completed its investigation into the shooting of a Stockbridge man who was killed by police when they were dispatched to the wrong house.
William Powell, 63, was shot in the neck by Henry County Police officer Patrick Snook at 1:30 a.m. on June 8, 2016. Officers were responding to a 911 call reporting gunshots at a nearby home. Instead, officers went to Powell’s home.
According to police, Powell came out of his home with a weapon and did not abide by police orders to put his gun down. Officer Snook shot Powell in the neck, and he later died at the hospital.
An attorney representing the victim’s family says both Powell and his wife were asleep when police arrived. They did not know police were in the yard and believed someone was trying to break into their home. His wife watched as Powell was killed.
The GBI expects to turn the results of its investigation over to the Henry County District Attorney within the next few weeks. They declined revealing details of the investigation until after review by the D.A.
The Henry County police refused to comment on the GBI investigation.
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