Shukri Ali Said has been identified as the woman killed by Georgia police after she refused to relinquish a knife she was allegedly brandishing in Johns Creek, Duluth.
Despite being struck with a barrage of non-lethal foam exact impact rounds and being tased, Said, 36, maintained control of the knife, which resulted in officers firing at the woman, wounding her, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Said was transported by ambulance to Emory Johns Creek Hospital, where she pronounced dead.
Johns Creek dispatchers said they received reports of a “demented person” with a knife shortly after 7 a.m. Capt. Chirs Byers said the report came from a home in the 300 block of Winherst Lane. While en route to that address, officers encountered Said a short distance away, near the intersection of Abbot’s Bridge and Sweet Creek roads. Byers said Said had a knife when officers encountered her. During that altercation, several attempts were used to de-escalate the encounter, including a Taser and a foam exact impact round, in order to get Said to drop the knife, to no avail. source
No other injuries were reported.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was notified by Johns Creek Police and has taken the lead in the investigation. The officers involved in the incident are on administrative leave, pending the conclusion of the investigation.