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Douglas Now obtains 911 audio of officer-involved shooting


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GBI agents and officers with the Douglas Police Department respond to 1404 N. June Ave. Feb. 3 following an incident in which a violent suspect was fatally wounded by a Douglas police officer. Photo courtesy, 'Coffee County Ga. Police Scanner' on Facebook GBI agents and officers with the Douglas Police Department respond to 1404 N. June Ave. Feb. 3 following an incident in which a violent suspect was fatally wounded by a Douglas police officer.

DouglasNow.com has obtained a portion of a 911 audio file recorded during a recent incident in which a violent suspect was fatally wounded by an officer with the Douglas Police Department.

On Tuesday, Feb. 3, police officer Joseph Brackett shot 45-year-old Tony Purvis after Brackett responded to a call of a shooting at the Purvis residence on North June Avenue.

Purvis allegedly shot his wife in the hand, prompting the 911 call to the home. When police arrived, Purvis was still at the home and had two guns in his hands. Purvis allegedly pointed one of his weapons at officers and ignored their warnings to drop the guns and, as a result, was shot in the abdomen by Brackett. Purvis was transported to Coffee Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The 911 audio provided to Douglas Now begins just prior to the shooting. To listen, click here.

 

Last modified onThursday, 05 February 2015 21:06
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