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Man Shot In Waycross Police-Involved Shooting Identified

6:17 PM, Apr 13, 2012   |    comments
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WAYCROSS, Ga. -- The man who was shot Thursday by a Waycross Police Department officer has been identified.

Andrew Tyrone Poole, 26, was shot by a Waycross police officer on Thursday around 12:30 p.m., according to a release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which is conducting an investigation of the police-involved shooting.

Waycross police originally went to the Garlington Heights apartments to locate a subject they were looking for to interview in reference to an unsolved murder, according to Russell Mansfield, GBI Special Agent in Charge.

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Police received permission from an occupant in the apartment that they may look inside, but were told that no one was upstairs, Mansfield said.

An officer encountered Poole upstairs when opening the door to a dark bedroom. That officer, who is not being identified at this time, perceived a threat and fired his weapon once, striking Poole in the stomach. No gun was found, the release said.

It was later found that Poole was not the person that police were searching for. Poole was transported to a local hospital and received medical attention.

GBI's investigation into the incident is still ongoing, Mansfield said.

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