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Man Wielding Sword Shot by Georgia Officer

July 24, 2014  | 

Authorities say a man wielding a “medieval” type sword threatened a Covington (Ga.) Police Officer who then shot the suspect Wednesday afternoon.

According to CPD Capt. Craig Treadwell, the suspect, identified as Julian Leon Faulkner Jr. of Covington, was seen walking in and out of traffic carrying the sword along Legion Drive. Callers to the 911 center even reported the man swiping his sword at some cars passing by.

Two minutes after receiving a call on the suspicious person, CPD arrived on the scene, spotting Faulkner near the tree line on Brookwood Circle.

Treadwell said an officer stepped out of his car, causing the suspect to raise his sword above his head at the officer.

The officer then retreated from the suspect around his patrol car, drawing his weapon and issuing a verbal command.

“As he gave a verbal command with his weapon drawn, the suspect came more agitated and raised his sword above his head and attacked the officer again," Treadwell told the Covington News. "The officer had no choice but to fire his weapon, striking the suspect one time.”

Tags: Georgia, Officer Involved Shootings, Covington (Ga.) PD


Comments (5)

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kevCopAz @ 7/24/2014 9:27 PM

sorry, but I have to say it…..dont bring a SWORD to a gunfight.

Faux Leprichaun @ 7/25/2014 5:48 AM

OMG, The poor man was probably in a psychotic state (like others have accused me of being) and thought the policeman was really a dragon in need of slaying. This is an outrage. There were other choices. Julian Leon Faulkner Jr is a hero and a dragon slayer.

Lt.Steve @ 7/25/2014 5:56 AM

Faux are you off your medications or just an AH

ResAgentSWA @ 7/26/2014 10:34 AM

Up until this point you were only accused of being in a "psychotic state" but your post has taken away all doubt. Now go play with the other loons...

penny @ 7/31/2014 10:09 AM

think before you speak...yes what faux said was strange but if others have called her psychotic in the past then why would anyone tease her and make fun of her for her comment?? She could end up doing exactly what leon faulkner did and honestly i dont know if faulkner was psychotic but if he was he probably decided to do this because of ignorant people making ignorant comments toward him. Stop the bullying and think of how others feel. In my opinion the police officer did what he had to do, if some dude you dont know ran at you with a sword what would you do if you had a gun in your hand?

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