The fatal shooting of a suspect was justified.
That's the conclusion of a local district attorney.
It happened in Moultrie on November 16th.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says Moultrie police shot
forty-three year old Willie Banks as they attempted to take him into custody for failing to appear in court.
District Attorney J. David Miller says despite repeated requests for Banks to drop his hunting knife, the suspect turned and was approaching two other officers when Sergeant Bruce Hamm opened fire.
Miller says the death of Banks was tragic and unfortunate, but justified under Georgia law.