Police investigating distress call arrive at wrong home, shoot 63-year-old man

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STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — A police officer in Georgia shot and wounded a 63-year-old man after going to the wrong house.

It started when someone called 911 Tuesday evening about hearing gunshots and a woman yelling for help. The caller didn’t know where exactly the yelling and gunshots came from, but police narrowed it down.

Three officers responded, but they went to the wrong home.

When they got there, the homeowner, David Powell, met them with a gun in his hand.

Police say Powell ignored their verbal commands to drop the gun, and that’s when police opened fire.

Powell was taken to Atlanta Medical Center and is in critical condition.

The Henry County Police Department is having the Georgia Bureau of Investigation look into the incident.

The officer who shot him is on paid administrative leave while authorities investigate.


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