BODYCAM: Police Shoot as Man Reaches for Gun

The suspect was hit in the face in a shooting of self-defence

By Calibre Press  |   Apr 25, 2016

Athens-Clarke County Police said an officer shot a man in the face in self-defense, after bodycam video released shows the suspect attempting to draw his weapon.

The shooting happened at the Golden Pantry located at 2290 Barnett Shoals Road around 3 a.m. Saturday. Police Department said an officer stopped and found two men in a vehicle pouring liquor into a cup. As the officer attempted to intervene, the officer noticed a gun on one of the men, identified by police as Justin Tramell Scott, 22.

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