Fatal Police Shooting Armed Man


Surveillance Video Released in Fatal Police Shooting of Armed Man

Carrollton, GA - Surveillance audio of a police encounter that left a man dead has been released.

The shooting occurred at a gas station Thursday night on Bankhead Highway in Carrollton.

According to a spokesperson with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, around 9:17 p.m., Carrollton Police Corporal Chad Cook responded to the area of the Community Southern Bank on Bankhead Highway after police received a call about a man with a gun.

Cook located a man fitting the description, later identified as Kenneth Joel Dothard, 40, near the intersection of Bankhead Highway and Burns Road.

When Cook approached Dothard, he noticed he had a gun in a holster, police said.

Cook called in on his radio to the Carroll County 911 Center to do an information check on Dothard and then called for a backup unit.

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