The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting in DeKalb County. GBI is en route https://t.co/naHdaXYxvb — Michael Seiden (@SeidenWSBTV) January 23, 2019 It happened in the 2400 block of Candler Road in Decatur on Tuesday evening. We're talking to police about this developing story for updates on Channel 2 Action News at Noon. Channel 2's Michael Seiden arrived at the scene and noticed a heavy police presence at the Chevron gas station. DeKalb County police Chief James Conroy said an officer was conducting a traffic stop around 8:35 p.m. on a BMW when one of the three people inside the car jumped out and ran behind the gas station and jumped a fence. TRENDING STORIES: Mom of 4 mysteriously disappears after leaving bar 'Some white people may have to die': UGA teaching assistant under fire for post Hundreds of people needed to participate in Super Bowl halftime show Conroy said the officers followed and, moments later, the man who the officer was chasing fired at least one shot at him. The chief told Channel 2 Action News the man missed and the officer returned fire, striking the suspect several times. The man is in critical condition and the two other people who were in the car were detained for questioning, Conroy said. On Wednesday morning, Channel 2's Audrey Washington saw GBI agents still on the scene searching for evidence. After my last LIVE report, I walked down the hill and got a bit closer to where GBI agents are still searching for evidence in the DeKalb County police-involved shooting. Catch my next report, at 6am.@wsbtv pic.twitter.com/GHVpe7bAzo — Audrey Washington (@AudreyWSBTV) January 23, 2019 Washington spoke to the man's fiance, who said he is going to be OK.
Channel 2 Action News obtained dashcam video that shows someone a man fears is a police impersonator making an odd attempt to pull him over on Interstate 75. It happened Sunday morning around 2:30 a.m. as the man, who only wanted to be identified as Dan, was headed home. Dan said someone in a Ford sedan pulled in front of him and slowed down. 'Three things didn't add up: the civilian plate, him pulling in front of me and the bogus lights,' Dan said. 'I've never seen a guy try to pull me over like this.' Dan said he quickly realized the vehicle did not start with GV, which signifies a government vehicle. TRENDING STORIES: Mom of 4 mysteriously disappears after leaving bar 'Some white people may have to die': UGA teaching assistant under fire for post Hundreds of people needed to participate in Super Bowl halftime show Dan said he kept his distance from the car until he said whoever was inside followed him as he took the Mt. Paran Road Exit. “That was my first response when he went off the interstate with me, this guy is following me home,” Dan said. He said the car was behind him and too close for comfort, so he took a few sharp turns until he was in the clear. Dan said he reported what happened to Atlanta police the next day. Channel 2's Matt Johnson showed the video to Atlanta police, and Atlanta Police Department officials said they are investigating. Officers said if it happens to you, don't hesitate to call 911. It's against Georgia law to have flashing blue lights on a vehicle that's not a law enforcement vehicle.
Rain is on the way again and that's very bad news for some local farmers -- and your wallet. All of this rain is hitting Georgia fruits especially hard. Last year went down as one of the top 5 wettest years on record in Atlanta with over 70 inches of rain. At Jaemor Farms in Hall County, they received 86 inches of rain soaking the fields and that proved to be detrimental to some of the crops, including their strawberries. Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Eboni Deon spoke to the general manager of Jaemor Farms, who said he’s just hoping for some dry days. “2018, it started out the gate really, really wet. In the fruit and vegetable industry excessive rain is not a good thing,” said general manager Drew Echols. Strawberries were mostly affected, with substantial crop losses. “Strawberries in particular, constantly having to clean up these fields. It’s a lot of labor, very time consuming for strawberries that were really no good,” Echols said. Peaches are expected to not be as flavorful. TRENDING STORIES: 'Some white people may have to die': UGA teaching assistant under fire for post WARNING: Man suspects fake cop tried to pull him over on I-75 Traffic stop at DeKalb gas station leads to officer-involved shooting “Excessive rain, flavor not as good as it should’ve been, too watery, not enough sugar, not enough sunlight,” Echols said. Rain didn't only impact how the fruits and vegetables taste, but also how they are harvested “We had to harvest when the sun was shining, we had to do our plowing when the ground dried out, really everything revolved around the rain in 2018,” Echols said. With less being produced, the price goes up to make ends meet and that means you're paying more at the grocery store. “Added expense with lighter yields, so that digs into profits in a hurry,” Echols said. Unfortunately, there’s more rain in the forecast. But they are hoping for a drier 2019. For now, they’ve put down white tarps to help generate some early growth on their strawberries.