A Cobb County, GA, grand jury has ruled that the use of force in the deadly shooting of a teenage auto theft suspect by a Cobb County police officer to be "authorized" under Georgia law. That announcement was made by Cobb County District Attorney Flynn D. Broady Jr. on Thursday as his office also released surveillance video, dash camera video, and body camera video of the incident.
The deceased suspect, 17-year-old Vincent Truitt, was one of three teens in a stolen car that fled from police along Riverside Parkway on July 13, 2020.
Assistant District Attorney Jason Saliba, during a press conference on Thursday evening, said a tag reader ran the vehicle's plate which came back stolen out of Atlanta just 23 hours earlier. That's when officers tried to make a traffic stop and a vehicle pursuit began.
Eventually, the car pulled into an industrial area and stopped at a dead-end near a loading dock. The teens took off running.
According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Truitt "brandished" a handgun in his right hand and was then shot by a police officer, Fox 5 reports.