Family says loved-one was wrongfully killed by deputy | News
ATLANTA (WXIA) -- The family of Bobby Daniels, who was shot and killed by a Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy on Monday, says their loved on was wrongfully killed.
Cynthia Daniels fought back tears as she addressed the media Wednesday afternoon.
"He would never, ever, take a gun and point it at an officer," Daniels said.
Bobby Daniels was shot and killed Monday night at the Arbor Village Mobile Home Park.
Deputies were called by a man who claimed to have been kidnapped. When they arrived, they found Bobby Daniels and his son Bias fighting over a gun. The Sheriff's office says at some point Bobby Daniels pointed the gun at deputies, and one of them opened fire.
"Bobby Daniels is not a suspect, as was first reported, he was actually one of the victims," said L. Chris Stewart, an attorney that has been hired by the family. "He had had a gun put to his head and he was trying to talk his son down."
Bias Daniels is now in jail, charged with aggravated assault. The family's attorneys say Bias may have been under the influence of drugs and was having a bad reaction.
Bobby Daniels is a Navy Veteran and worked as a security guard at CNN. He was also married and a father of five.
"A great man. And the last person on this planet that would ever point a gun at an officer," said Stewart.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is not commenting on the family's allegations. The investigation has been handed over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.