Who was Maurice White? Man Killed In Athens Officer-Involved Shooting

Maurice White was an Athens, AL, man who was killed in an officer-involved shooting on Wednesday night.

White, 40, was shot by Athens police officers after he refused to drop his weapon when cornered by officers.

Athens PD responded about 5:30 p.m. to a call where a suspect threatened the occupant of a home with a gun, fired the weapon, and then fled.

Athens Police say they located the suspect and tried to convince him to give up the gun.

Authorities say the suspect refused and ran away from the officers, running into a neighborhood on Songbird Drive.

Police say the suspect fired his gun and that the suspect was shot with a taser after refusing to drop the weapon.

According to Police Chief Anthony Pressnell, despite the suspect being hit with a taser, the suspect pointed a gun at officers and was shot about 7:20 p.m.

Police say they attempted first aid on the suspect but that the suspect died at the scene. According to Pressnell, no officers were injured in the shooting.

Athens Police notified the State Bureau of Investigations, which will oversee an investigation into the incident.

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