KINGSLAND, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released the name of the officer who shot and killed a man Wednesday evening in Kingsland.
The officer involved is Zechariah Presley, who has been placed on administrative leave by the Kingsland Police Department. The man killed in the shooting was 33-year-old Anthony Marcel Green Jr.
The shooting occurred on North Satilla Street, a few blocks east of U.S. 17.
GBI said Thursday in a news release that around 10:42 p.m., a Kingsland Police Officer was following a vehicle that stopped at the intersection of Lily and North East streets.
The driver, later identified as Green, and passenger then ran from the vehicle and officers ran after Green, GBI said.
GBI said "a brief altercation occurred" once officers caught up to Green. The officer fired multiple shots and Green was killed.
Family members say Green was running away when he was shot. Neighbors say they heard multiple gunshots.
GBI said it met with Green's family on Friday to brief them on the preliminary findings of the investigation.
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. The video is not being released at this time because GBI said it may ongoing investigation.
The GBI said it is still interviewing witnesses and has not identified the passenger who fled from the vehicle Green was driving. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the passenger is encouraged to contact the GBI Region 14 Office at (912) 729-6198.
The family has created a GoFundMe for Green.
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