A Georgia man shot by a police officer who went to the wrong house has died.
According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, William “David” Powell, 63, was shot in the neck Wednesday morning by a Henry County police officer. According to a family attorney, Keith C. Martin, he died Thursday evening.
The GBI says a neighbor called 911 slightly before midnight Tuesday to report hearing a woman screaming for help and gunshots. According to the GBI, the three officers who responded went to the wrong home and were met at the door by the homeowner, 63-year-old William Powell.
Upon answering the door, Powell was holding a handgun at which point one of the Henry County officers shot Powell in the neck when he allegedly did not obey officers’ commands to drop the gun.
The investigation is still underway. The GBI still has not confirmed or denied that officers shined a flashlight into the home, or knocked on the front door.
The officer who shot Powell has been placed on administrative leave.