August 9, 2020

Georgia Police Under Investigation After Shots Fired At 5 Black Children During A Traffic Stop

Georgia police officers are under investigation after firing multiple shots at 5 Black children during a traffic stop.

(USA TODAY) – State authorities said they’re investigating after a Georgia police officer opened fire Saturday morning at a vehicle with at least two teenagers inside during an attempted traffic stop.

Nobody was injured by the gunshots in Waycross near the Georgia-Florida state line, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

But the agency said in a news release that a 15-year-old boy was treated for minor injuries after an altercation with an officer.

Five children — ages 16, 15, 14, 12 and 9 — were in the vehicle alone when a Waycross officer witnessed a moving violation by the driver, the GBI said.

The vehicle stopped and the three younger children got out and ran and the officer began to follow them.

A second officer approached the vehicle from the front when it began driving toward him, the GBI said. That officer fired multiple shots at the vehicle, with the 16- and 15-year-old boys still inside.

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