• Fired Kingsland officer who fatally shot black motorist to appear in court Friday

    By: Action News Jax


    Former Kingsland officer Zechariah Presley will have his first court appearance Friday at 2 p.m. in Camden County.

    He is currently being held on manslaughter charges for the June 21 shooting death of 33-year-old Tony Green. 

    Camden County authorities said Presley turned himself in to officials Thursday in Glynn County, after arrest warrants were obtained by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

    Presley was fired after Kingsland Police Chief Daryl G. Griffis recommended his termination due to his arrest and the Kingsland city manager accepted.

    Presley was allegedly pursuing a vehicle Green was driving when Green and a passenger ran from the vehicle.

    GBI said officer ran after Green and said "a brief altercation occurred" once officers caught up to him.

    Presley fired multiple shots and Green was killed.

    Family members say Green was running away when he was shot.

    Neighbors say they heard multiple gunshots. 

    Green was a father of 2.

    Under Georgia law, Presley faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. 

    Video from the officer's patrol car and from the officer's body camera are being enhanced so investigators can get a clearer view of what happened, GBI said.

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