UPDATE: Woodstock Officer On Leave After Fatally Shooting Suspect

A Woodstock police officer shot a suspect after responding to a suspicious person call at Walmart on Highway 92.

Credit: Patch
Credit: Patch

UPDATE at 9 p.m. April 12: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified the suspect who was fatally shot by an officer with the Woodstock Police Department. 

The man is 45-year-old Dennis Doty, who died after he was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta for treatment, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Friday evening in the parking lot of Walmart Supercenter in Woodstock. 

At around 9:15 p.m. Friday, April 11, officers with the Woodstock Police Department responded to a suspicious person call in the parking lot of the big box retailer at 12182 Highway 92. 

"Shortly after arrival, an officer-involved shooting occurred," the agency said in a press release.

No further details were released.

The officer involved in the shooting was not injured. Per department policy, the officer has been placed on administrative leave. No details about the suspect's condition has been released. 

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting. 

Stay with Patch for updates.

Mealy Man April 12, 2014 at 11:15 AM
Sam Moore says we should shoot the officer. SMH
Mary Ellen Thomas April 12, 2014 at 03:14 PM
If a police officer got shot they would probably not investigate .They would just go ahead and shoot him.
Pagan Rose April 24, 2014 at 05:14 PM
I knew the man who was shot... The article doesn't mention he was mentally unstable nor does it mention that at the time of his shooting, he had chased the officer with a WALKING STICK! Where was the taser then? Hell were was the Pepper or Tear gas? Most are standard issue to an officer.... so why didn't they use it? This is a case of an officer who over reacted...


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