Press Conference to discuss efforts will occur Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 12:00pm

Atlanta—Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr. announces a press conference to discuss the extended efforts the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office is taking to gather witnesses and additional information for the investigation of (3) police-involved shootings. District Attorney Howard’s goal in this effort is to seek information and witnesses to tell the COMPLETE STORY.

The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office is unveiling several Fulton County billboards in an attempt to solicit witnesses and additional information to help with the investigation of (3) police-involved shootings.

MARCH 13, 2019:

This first incident the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office is attempting to gather additional information about occurred in the early afternoon of Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at the intersection of Moreland Avenue SE and Arkwright Place SE in Atlanta. During this shooting, 56-year-old Kenneth Gilbert, Sr., 29-year-old Kenneth Gilbert, Jr., and an Atlanta Police Department SWAT Unit engaged in an altercation. The first billboard soliciting more information and witnesses related to this incident is located near the intersection of Moreland Avenue and Memorial Drive. The second billboard is located near the intersection of Moreland Avenue and Moreland Drive, a short distance from the shooting scene.

JANUARY 15, 2019:

The second incident the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office is attempting to gather additional information about occurred in the evening of Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at the Shell Gas Station near the intersection of Whitehall Street and McDaniel Street in Atlanta. In this incident, 18-year-old D’Ettrick Griffin was shot and killed by Oliver Simmonds, an off-duty police officer who is a member of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ security detail. Griffin allegedly jumped into the driver’s seat of Simmonds’ unmarked SUV while he was pumping gas. Simmonds shot and killed Griffin as he attempted to steal the vehicle. The billboard related to this shooting is located at the intersection of Whitehall Street and McDaniel Street.

DECEMBER 28, 2018:

The third incident the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office is attempting to gather additional information about occurred Friday, December 28, 2018, along I-285 near Camp Creek Parkway around 12:00pm. In that incident, 35-year-old Devin Nolley was shot during an altercation involving East Point Police Officers and City of South Fulton Police Officers. The billboard related to this incident is located on I-285 Westbound near the Camp Creek Parkway exit.

Anyone with information about these three incidents is asked to call the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office Hotline number and leave a voicemail message.

1-833-4DA-PAUL
(1-833-432-7285)

Pictures of all three billboards are attached to this press release announcement. All are live and available for b-roll and photographs.

WHO:

Fulton County District Attorney’s Office and DA Paul Howard, Jr.

WHAT:

FCDA attempts to gather additional witnesses and information to help with the investigations into
three high-profile police-involved shootings

WHEN: 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 12:00pm

WHERE:

183 Moreland Avenue
(Abandoned church parking lot near scene of Gilbert/APD SWAT Shooting)

If you are planning to attend this press conference on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 12:00pm, please send your RSVP to Chris Hopper, Director of Public Affairs.