Neighbor: Cochran man shot to death by sheriff's deputy while handcuffed
A Cochran man was shot and killed while being arrested by two Bleckley County Sheriff's Deputies Friday night, according to Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Todd Lowery.
Lowery says the victim, identified by family members as 32-year-old Rasheem Wright, was in the process of being handcuffed when he was shot around 9 p.m. on the 100 block of Oak Street in Cochran.
A neighbor who witnessed the incident says Wright had one wrist in handcuffs when sheriff's deputies tazed him. They say Wright got up to a knee when one of the deputies fired a shot hitting Wright in the chest.
Another neighbor who did not witness the shooting, but has medical training through his employer says he tried to assist Wright but was told to stay away by the sheriff's deputies.
Lowery wouldn't say if Wright had a weapon, but neighbors say he appeared to be unarmed.
Lowery says more information will be released as it becomes available.