Cops Entered Wrong Home, Killed Dog, Shot Homeowner and Officer
But the Georgia Bureau of Investigations said the case is still under investigation with no new developments to announce.
Meanwhile, homeowner Chris McKinley, who was shot in the leg, is living in fear along with his wife and 1-year-old child.
The Dekalb County Police Department has acknowledged that the victim homeowner did not have a weapon and did not pose a threat to officers’.
PINAC News contacted the GBI to get an update on the investigation, but they said no updates were available because the investigation is not complete.
In August 2015 police were called to the 1500 block of Boulderwoods Drive concerning a suspicious person. Officers never got a direct address of where the suspisous person was located, so they decided to go to a house that fit the description given in the 911 call.
The three officers that responded to the call have been identified as Travis Jones, Quhanna Lloyd and Timothy Harden. The three picked the house of their choice and entered the residence through a unlocked back door.
Upon entering the residence, the family dog approached the officers, prompting them to shoot it.
Amidst all the commotion, McKinley approached the room where the officers’ were and he was shot in the leg. McKinley was treated and released from the hospital.
“I opened the door to see what the dogs were barking at, and I see black uniforms and I hear pop-pop-pop-pop,” McKinley says.
In the process, Officer Travis Jones was shot in the hip which caused him to sustain serious injuries.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation determined that Officer Jones was accidentally shot by a fellow officer. It has not been released or determined which officer shot whom.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released the following statement:
“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 district attorney for any action the district attorney deems appropriate,”
All three officers have been placed on administrative leave.