Georgia Police Shoot Homeowner After Responding to Wrong Home

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  A Georgia police officer reportedly shot a man in the neck late Tuesday night after responding to a 911 call, but at the wrong house, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. The bureau will conduct an independent investigation into the incident.

Henry County Police responded to a 911 caller who described hearing gunshots and an unknown female yelling for help, the statement said. Three officers were dispatched to the scene in Stockbridge, Georgia near midnight, according to the GBI.

The GBI statement said, "Preliminary review of the 911 call indicates that the officers were at the wrong location," adding that when the officers arrived, the homeowner, William Powell, 63, was armed with a handgun.

"Preliminary information also indicated that officers gave verbal commands for Powell to drop his handgun which he did not comply with," the statement added.

The officer directly involved in the incident has been placed on paid administrative leave, per protocol, the Henry County Police Department said in a statement.

 A Georgia police officer reportedly shot a man in the neck late Tuesday night after responding to a 911 call, but at the wrong house, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. The bureau will conduct an independent investigation into the incident.

Henry County Police responded to a 911 caller who described hearing gunshots and an unknown female yelling for help, the statement said. Three officers were dispatched to the scene in Stockbridge, Georgia near midnight, according to the GBI.

The GBI statement said, "Preliminary review of the 911 call indicates that the officers were at the wrong location," adding that when the officers arrived, the homeowner, William Powell, 63, was armed with a handgun.

"Preliminary information also indicated that officers gave verbal commands for Powell to drop his handgun which he did not comply with," the statement added.

The officer directly involved in the incident has been placed on paid administrative leave, per protocol, the Henry County Police Department said in a statement.

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