Autopsy Report Says Shooting of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta was Homicide
The fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks outside an Atlanta Wendy’s was ruled Sunday by the authorities in Georgia as a homicide.
Brooks, 27, lost his life after a police officer shot him twice in the back Friday, a Medical Examiner’s report stated.
Brooks was shot after he was involved in a confrontation with two Atlanta police officers in the parking lot.
Police were called to the area on a report of a man sleeping in his car in the drive-through.
Brooks struggled with the officers after they administered a sobriety test and attempted to take him into custody.
Brooks then took a stun gun from one of the officers and began running before he turned around and pointed the weapon at them. This prompted one of the officers to reach for his gun and shoot him.
The shooting led to several protests Saturday night near the Wendy’s, which was set on fire. The death of Brooks came amid widespread protests over the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.