Body Cam Footage Of Athens Georgia Police Officer Shooting Man Who Refused to Drop Gun

Video: Body Cam Footage Of Athens Georgia Police Officer Shooting Man Who Refused to Drop Gun


ATHENS, GA – Police released the body cam video of an officer-involved shooting in Athens. A man was shot early Saturday morning by an Athens-Clarke County police officer.

Police said preliminary information indicates at approximately 3 a.m., an officer was on routine patrol and stopped at the Golden Pantry in the 2200 block of Barnett Shoals Road.

The officer saw two males pouring liquor into a cup and one of them had possession of a firearm. Police said the officer gave multiple commands to Justin Tramell Scott, 22.

When Scott reached for his firearm, police said the officer fired shots, striking Scott.

After being shot, Scott fled and was apprehended a short distance later by another officer who responded to the scene.

Scott was taken to a local hospital for treatment for a non-life-threatening injury.

No officers were injured during this incident.

The GBI will conduct an independent investigation to determine what occurred during the incident. When the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the Clarke County District Attorney’s Office for any action they deem appropriate.