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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 , 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 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.

Sharon Swanepoel May 11, 2012 at 09:52 PM
I have just returned from an afternoon with the Gwinnett Police Department on deadly force. It's unfortunate that everybody doesn't get to go through the same program. I didn't attempt any of the simulation incidents but several others did. I think it left many with a healthier respect for just what it involved in those split second decisions. If you read Patch, the newspapers or watch local TV channels tonight and over the next day or two you will find out that if "regular folks," in this case media, had been in control, several people would have died today, including hostages, children and few police officers, because of hesitation when deadly force was necessary.
sad but true May 12, 2012 at 03:37 AM
To you idiots who are assuming these gunslinges who kill with impunity are good guys. I hope you get your turn to be on the receiving end of the atorcities of these lying thugs. Then maybe your family can read a police report that bears no resemblence whatsoever to that of emergency room doctors or the police's own video, and know that they threatened him and laughed about the injuries they inflicted on your loved one as he is being transported to the hospital. I can't wait for your turn.
Tammy Osier May 12, 2012 at 02:57 PM
So sorry for all involved. There are never any simple answers. Our family was recently involved in a great tragedy ourselves (that made the PATCH) and a few comments were made that made us quite uncomfortable. Public forums have their downfall in sensitive situations where side conversations can take place. In this case, I should have been more sensitive, especially when my own family has been in a VERY similar and tragic situation (many, many tears shed for all parties involved in our situation). I became a part of the side conversation and took the bait, and I'm sorry. I pray that all can heal greatly and that the good memories can bind you together and you can find strength in knowing that he knew fully the love of his family. Again I'm sorry for not being sensitive to you, and letting myself get involved in a conversation that minimized your tragedy when it by no means should have been.
marisa faye May 13, 2012 at 09:14 PM
my mother was friends with him and she is shocked that this happened! that he was such a kind person. this is such a loss, but he made the choice to grab the weapon
Kelly May 15, 2012 at 05:09 PM
To the Holloway Family, My heart goes out to you all. I worked with Michael R. Holloway at Carver Middle School. He was one of the most respectful people you could ever want to know. He was always pleasant and if something was bothering him, you never knew it. He loved our kids at this school. He helped establish our Secret Santa program and spent much of his own money making sure that our neediest children had something for Christmas. He loved his country and the marine corp. When we had our Veteran's Day programs, you knew that he had planned each one of them from his heart. When Mike retired this year, our halls and students were lost without him. Now his memory will live on. I too am sorry for the law enforcement officers who had to make the split second decision. I pray that god will be with everyone that is involved and was involved. As Mike's daughter so plainly and adequately states it, Mike was a husband, father, teacher, marine veteran and a great friend that will be forever missed.

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