Prosecutor gets investigation into shooting of man by deputy


ATLANTA (AP) — State investigators looking into the fatal shooting of a man by a Georgia sheriff’s deputy have turned over their files to the local prosecutor.

A Douglas County sheriff’s deputy fatally shot Bobby Daniels on Dec. 21. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has said Daniels was struggling with his son over a gun and a deputy shot Daniels when the gun pointed at deputies.

Chris Stewart, an attorney for Daniels’ family, disputes that. He says Daniels had gotten his son to put the gun down and was standing between him and the gun when he was shot.

Douglas Judicial Circuit District Attorney Brian Fortner said by phone that he got the file from the GBI this week and doesn’t know how long it will take to decide whether to bring charges.

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