GBI Turns MPD Shooting Case Over to District Attorney
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has turned over the case files of their investigation of the Sammie Davis, Jr. shooting to the Bibb County District Attorney's Office.
"We just got the file today and so we are hitting the ground running, like I said, we are going to do this as quickly as we can without sacrificing quality or accuracy," says District Attorney David Cooke at Thursday's press conference. "I know the community wants and deserves answers, but they deserve the right answers."
GBI Special Agent in Charge Rodney Wall tells WGXA, the agency has wrapped up their investigation into the shooting of Sammie Davis, Jr. by Macon Police Officer Clayton Sutton.
When asked about the nearly two month time frame it took the GBI to complete the investigation, here's what Cooke had to say, “It’s my understanding that there were some forensic test that simply had not been completed by the crime lab. There were multiple from my initial review there multiple test done by the state crime lab and one in particular was not released until today."
Davis, 49, was shot three times in the chest by Officer Sutton on December 21st in the Kroger parking lot on Pio Nono Avenue. He died shortly after the shooting.
The Macon Judicial Circuit will investigate the shooting. Cooke says the process could take as long as 3 weeks.
“My best estimate would be between two and three weeks," he says. "I am not going to get into the facts of the case, but I can tell you that they have done their job. They have interviewed witnesses, that's part of what's on the case file is hours of witness interviews. There are multiple videos of multiple relevant facts.”
Few details have been released by the Macon Police Department since the shooting.