An East Cobb man was shot and killed by a Dunwoody Police officer Wednesday night after hitting other vehicles with his minivan and leading law enforcement on a pursuit in the Perimeter Mall area.
Police said Bradley Almy, 34, was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital after suffering one gunshot wound in the incident.
Dunwoody Patch reported Thursday afternoon that Sgt. Jason Dove has been placed on routine administrative leave as the investigation into the shooting continues.
Police responded to reports that a brown minivan was driving erratically and striking other cars near Dunwoody City Hall shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Dunwoody Police Officer Tim Fecht told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the suspect "struck multiple vehicles without any regard for pedestrians."
Police said two officers who were directing traffic near the mall tried to get the minivan to stop, but the driver refused.
The Dunwoody PD statement said that "fearing for the safety of the motoring public, pedestrians and the officer’s safety, an officer fired one shot at the suspect."
Fecht told CBS Atlanta that the officer "felt that he was in imminent danger."
Even after being shot, the suspect continued driving. The minivan hit a light pole in front of an apartment complex less than a mile away and came to a stop, according to police.
The police statement said that the suspect was given aid by DeKalb paramedics on the scene before being taken to Grady.
The suspect was later identified by the DeKalb Medical Examiner's Office as Almy.
Almy was arrested in Cobb in June on a number of misdemeanor traffic charges and attempting to elude a police officer.