STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. – A lawyer for the family of a Georgia homeowner who was shot after police went to the wrong house says the man has died.
Jonesboro attorney Keith Martin said 63-year-old William Powell died Thursday afternoon at Atlanta Medical Center.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a preliminary review of the 911 call indicates the three officers who responded had gone to the wrong home and showed up at Powell’s house. Authorities say Powell was armed with a gun and was shot in the neck by one of the officers.
The GBI is investigating the actions of Henry County police in the shooting early Wednesday morning in Stockbridge, about 20 miles south of Atlanta.
The GBI says someone called 911 a little before midnight Tuesday to report hearing a woman yelling for help and gunshots.