UPDATE: Police Shooting in Loganville
UPDATE: Official statement from Loganville Police Department concerning shooting in Ivy Creek subdivision in Loganville.
A 59-year-old Loganville man was shot dead by police following a domestic incident in Loganville last night.
According to a statement from the Loganville Police Department, the deceased is Michael Robert Holloway, 59, of 314 Ivy Court, Loganville.
In a released statement, Loganville Police Chief Mike McHugh said at about 10:01 May 9, officers from the Loganville Police Department were despatched to the address concerning a domestic violence incident. Officers were warned by the 911 dispatch that shots could be heard over the phone while they were speaking with the complainant. The suspect was reported to be firing through the door.
"When officers arrived, they were confronted by the gunman in the driveway of the residence. The gunman initially refused to comply with numerous requests to put the weapons down and step away from them," the press release reads. "As other officers arrived and began trying to speak with the suspect, the suspect lay the two weapons down and stepped backways. As officers left their areas of cover in an attempt to move in and take the suspect into custody, the suspect made substantial efforts to retrieve the handguns, refusing to comply with officers' requests and commands to stop. Officers fired upon the suspect, fatally striking him."
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The LPD as well as the Walton County Sheriff's Office responded to the incident. The usual procedure in a police shooting is that the scene is turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. This is the second incident in less than a month where the LPD and WCSO have been on the scene of a domestic incident where the suspect has been shot dead by police.