GBI responds to Officer Involved Shooting in Gwinnett County

GWINNETT COUNTY – On Monday, September 24, 2018, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Gwinnett County Police Department (GCPD) to conduct an officer involved shooting investigation.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 8:00 p.m., GCPD officers responded to a domestic violence 911 call on Alex Lane in Lawrenceville, GA. When officers arrived, the 911 caller was outside the residence; however, the subject, identified as William Payton, 57, was still located inside. Eventually, Payton exited the residence with a firearm. Multiple officers discharged their firearms during the encounter, striking Payton. Payton was transported to a local hospital and listed in critical condition. GCPD has obtained warrants for William Payton in connection to the domestic violence call.

No law enforcement officers were injured in the incident.

The GBI will continue its independent investigation. Once complete, it will be turned over to the Gwinnett County District Attorney for review.


News release courtesy of Georgia Bureau of Investigation

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