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UPDATE: Smyrna Officer Involved in Shooting Austell Suspect

A suspect was shot by a Smyrna police officer Tuesday during a traffic stop that resulted in a car chase and collisions involving multiple vehicles, according to authorities.

Update, 11:45 a.m. Wednesday

The suspect in Tuesday's incident has been identified as 24-year-old Kevin Shymel Gibbs of Austell. Gibbs attempted to run down a Smyrna police officer and was shot, said Smyrna police spokesman Michael Smith.

Gibbs is charged with aggravated assault and two felony charges including the intent to murder and obstruction.

He is expected to be released from the hospital later today.

Original Report, 9:59 p.m. Tuesday

The Smyrna Police Department is investigating an officer involved shooting from Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities said a suspect was shot by a Smyrna police officer during a traffic stop of a suspicious vehicle that resulted in a car chase and collisions involving multiple vehicles. 

The initial incident happened at approximately 5 p.m. on Park Road just north of Jonquil Park. The vehicle pursuit ended with a collision involving the vehicles of the suspect and the officer as well as several civilians' at the intersection of Spring Road and Glenroy Drive, said Smyrna police spokesman Michael Smith.

The suspect was transported to the hospital, and is in stable condition. The officer was not injured, Smith said.

An investigation is ongoing, and the names of the officer and the suspect have not been released.

Smith said the officer will be placed on administrative leave pending the conclusion of an internal investigation as a routine in any officer involved shooting.

Ashley D. February 13, 2013 at 03:12 AM
Drove by this evening and was wondering what happened over there...took me a look at your "breaking news" post on Facebook to figure it out...Thanks!
J. B. Smith February 13, 2013 at 04:01 PM
I think that was uncalled for, userbronco.
stephen m george jr mpa May 05, 2013 at 07:45 PM
Hey, what's the need for an investigation? Everyone knows the police are incapable of mistakes or abusing their power ...NOT!

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