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GBI Investigating Athens Police Shooting

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Athens over the weekend. According to a media release from the agency, the Athens-Clarke County Police Department requested the GBI investigate the shooting death of 63-year old Carlton Brooks.

Police responded to a 911 call reporting harassment near 1249 Hull Road. Officer met with the caller and tried to make contact with Brooks, who lived at the address.

Officers knocked on the door when they saw a man with a weapon. They moved backed from the door and gave repeated commands to put down the weapon. The release states Brooks opened the door with a shotgun in his hands. Brooks pointed the weapon toward one of the officers, who fired twice. Brooks was fatally wounded.

No officers were injured.

An autopsy of Brooks will be conducted later this week at the GBI Crime Lab. Once this investigation is complete, it will be provided to Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.