AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) – A man shot by police in suburban Atlanta during a chase has died. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says 17-year-old Vincent Demario Truitt of Atlanta died Tuesday after being shot by Cobb County police. State investigators say police tried Monday night in Austell to stop a car reported as stolen in Atlanta. Police say two of three passengers tried to run away and officers pursued on foot. The GBI says one of the men brandished a handgun and was shot by a Cobb County officer. Police say the vehicle’s other two occupants were arrested – a 17-year-old on an outstanding warrant and a 15-year-old on charges related to the stolen vehicle. Prosecutors will decide later whether to seek charges in the shooting.
ALLENHURST, Ga. (AP) – It seemed like a major crime for Allenhurst, a town of less than 700 people in southeast Georgia. A female body was spotted by the railroad tracks. Liberty County deputies gathered at the scene and waited for the coroner. It took a while before they realized the joke was on them: The corpse was actually a sex doll. Detective Mike Albritton told WSAV-TV that officers found the apparently dead body Tuesday, but couldn’t touch it without a coroner at the scene. Only then did they search for injuries and learn the truth. Detectives said the sex doll was anatomically correct, with realistic features and was fully dressed.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Police say 87 demonstrators who gathered at the home of Kentucky’s attorney general to demand justice for Breonna Taylor have been arrested. News outlets report protesters with the social justice organization Until Freedom gathered Tuesday for a sit-in at the home of Daniel Cameron. Police say they were charged with the felony crime of “intimidating a participant in a legal process”; disorderly conduct, and trespassing. Taylor was fatally shot by police on March 13 during a narcotics investigation. Her death set off weeks of protests and calls for the officers to be charged. Cameron said the group’s actions won’t bring justice and will further divide the community.
ATLANTA (AP) – Mourners are paying their final respects to an 8-year-old Atlanta girl slain near the site of an earlier police killing. Children and adults filed past the body of Secoriea Turner at the public viewing Tuesday. Secoriea wore a gold-colored dress, a gold tiara and black sneakers. A private funeral is planned for Wednesday. Secoriea was gunned down on the Fourth of July while riding in an SUV near the Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old Black man, was killed by a white police officer on June 12. Crews demolished the burned-out shell of the restaurant Tuesday that became the focus of protests after Brooks was shot.