911 Call from Officer Involved Shooting

Listen to the call James Clark's friend made to 911 before Gwinnett County Police were forced to shoot and kill the man in Lawrenceville, Ga.


Gwinnett County Police have released the 9-1-1 call from a man who says he's a friend of James Clark. The call was made in an attempt to help Clark, who the caller said was going through a rough time after his fiancee had just left him.

Police after he approached them with a rifle aimed at the officers. Clark's following the incident for disorderly conduct.

What do you think about GCPD's actions in this incident? Were the appropriate or over the line? Tell us in the comments section below.

Melissa H April 28, 2012 at 04:19 PM
I believe it was murder. H e was mentally unstable and they could have handled th situation in soo many different ways!! MURDER!!!!
Ida H April 30, 2012 at 12:45 AM
There will always be justification for the officers involved. Can you imagine thinking your going to get help and they MURDER!!! Your loved one. NO compassion, after every thing they arrest father and son. Feel bad for family.
Rochelle Woods April 30, 2012 at 02:25 AM
So you would rather the officer get shot? Or a neighbor? Or a child riding down the street on a bike? Murder? No, it's called suicide by cop. If you point a gun at any police officer, you will be shot.
RK May 02, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Trigger happy Gwinnett's finest has another notch under their belts...I guess proper training in all facets of an officers job was somehow kicked to the curb along the way? According to the various reports, logistically, it doesn't add up this man warranted being shot and killed. I am not going to argue semantics and antics..I just say this county becomes less and less appealing to call myself a citizen of, this is just more to add to why I want to move my law abiding, tax paying, productive business owning family away from here. Enjoy what your becoming Gwinnett. I also think they way this young mans family was treated is utterly and inexcusably, disgusting!! Hope when these officers loved ones find themselves facing a tragedy one day, as it always ends up, finds decency among those people dealing with them..they sure didn't have any. If this man already failed at attempted suicide with an loaded gun, then surely he truly didn't want death, and surely, he didn't want the death of another human(ie: officer/neighbor/bystander). Maybe officers training might want to incorporate psych 101. Again, hope one of your children's blood doesn't run off anothers hands one day, and if it does, hope your despair is not stifled with handcuffs and a jail cell. What animals.
Whitney Boggs May 25, 2012 at 02:31 AM
The cops were totally wrong on this one. I knew the victim and I am disgusted as well that this was the outcome. Is this really how we help hurting people? The police went to his home and talked to him for only 15 minutes before they decided that they ought to kill him. His family was on the way and showed up 10 minutes after they shot him. Why not wait for them? Why not shoot him in the leg? Why is his life only worth 15 minutes? These cops were heartless. Then they arrest his family when they drive up to find thier son dead. Ridiculous!!! It is murder in every way. He was having a tough time. Going through a lot and hurting. He was a great guy. He leaves behind a 3 year old little girl.
DEBORAH STORM June 03, 2012 at 12:17 AM
its like a nightmare has happened in GWINNETT COUNTY. only its true. this is not their first time at similar behaivor.....since dec. 2011 they have killed 3. one child age 15, one young man, age 24, and now James Clark, 32. GWINNETT COUNTY PD has become the new MAFIA it appears to me. JUSTICE needs to be served on the officers involved. totally not protocol that they followed on any of these cases.
Sarah Avel June 21, 2012 at 08:54 PM
That was not the whole 911 call....
Mydelyn August 31, 2012 at 07:29 PM
These comments amaze me! Maybe next time the drunk crazed suicial idiot will be pointing the gun at you or one of your childrens head and let's see what choice you make!


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