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 shot and killed Clark Thursday evening after he approached them with a rifle aimed at the officers. Clark's father and brother were arrested 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.
GCPD says James Clark walked towards officers with a rifle pointed towards them after several requests for him to put his weapon down.
Lawrenceville Patch has obtained new information about Thursday evening's police involved shooting on Trophy Trail in unincorporated Lawrenceville. According to Gwinnett County Police Department's Cpl. Jake Smith, officers responded to a call from a friend of James Clark saying Clark was suicidal. The friend told dispatchers Clark had cut himself with a knife and was armed with a gun and had already fired two shots. Clark told his friend he needed to leave because it was not safe for him to be there. The first officers arrived to the home at 556 Trophy Trail at 6:41pm. Eight minutes later, Smith says Clark came out of his home holding a deer rifle with a mounting scope. Officers attempted to negotiate with Clark for the next 14 minutes …