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Douglas police shooting 29th this year

Monday night's fatal shooting of a Douglas County man was the 29th police shooting in Georgia this year, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's exclusive database of fatal police shootings.

Details of the shooting are still unclear, but a Douglas County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man at the Arbor Village mobile home park after a confrontation, police said.

Police initially said the man killed was a suspect in a kidnapping, but family members of the dead man are telling Channel 2 Action News that he was attempting to intervene and diffuse the confrontation. The GBI identified the man killed as Bobbie Daniels; the family gave his first name as Robbie.

According to the Douglas sheriff's department, the deputy was attempting to place a suspect under arrest when Daniels reached for a gun that the deputy had removed from the suspect during the arrest.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating.

Come back to AJC.com for updates, and read the AJC's latest coverage of police shootings in Georgia here.

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Ken Foskett has been an AJC reporter and editor since 1989 and is the Senior Editor/Investigations.