A reckless driver in Dunwoody was fatally shot by Dunwoody Police after he wrecked several vehicles and endangered police officers and several pedestrians Nov. 28.
The incident occurred near Perimeter Mall at approximately 6:20 p.m.
According to a police statement, Dunwoody Police officers noticed a vehicle driving recklessly through the parking lot of 41 Perimeter Center East.
âAn officer attempted to pull the vehicle over and a pursuit was initiated,â according to the statement.
Police said that during the pursuit, âthe suspect refused to stop and drove recklessly through parking lots and on several streets disregarding the safety of pedestrians and the public.â
At the intersection of Ashford Dunwoody Road at Perimeter Center East, âthe suspectâs vehicle rammed several cars,â according to the statement. Two uniformed officers on foot approached the vehicle and tried to prevent the suspect from fleeing.
âThe suspect continued to strike other cars moving back and forth,â police said. âFearing for the safety of the motoring public, pedestrians and the officerâs safety, an officer fired one shot at the suspect.â
The manâs vehicle hit other cars as he continued through traffic and turned onto Perimeter Center East. His vehicle struck a light pole in front of Savannah Park Apartments on Perimeter Center East and was stopped.
Officers immediately detained the suspect and rendered first aid until DeKalb Fire/EMS arrived on scene. The suspect was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for emergency care where he was subsequently pronounced deceased, according to police.
The man has been identified as 34-year-old, Bradley Almy, of Marietta.
The officer involved in the shooting, Sgt. Jason Dove, who has served with the Dunwoody Police Department since March 2009, has been placed on paid administrative leave which is in accordance with departmental procedures.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting with the investigation of the incident at the request of the Dunwoody Police Department.