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Suspect Killed By Woodstock Officer Had Active Arrest Warrants

Dennis Doty had active warrants out for his arrest by the Woodstock Police Department.

Suspect Killed By Woodstock Officer Had Active Arrest Warrants
The man who was shot and killed by a Woodstock police officer last week in a Walmart parking lot had active warrants out for his arrest.

That's according to information provided by the Cherokee Sheriff's Office. Dennis Doty, 45, was wanted by the Woodstock Police Department on terroristic threats, obstruction and disorderly conduct charges, according to spokesperson Lt. Jay Baker.

In 2004, he'd been booked into the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center on criminal trespassing charges, Baker added. 

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation continues to investigate the officer-involved shooting, spokesperson Sherry Lang said. Once the investigation is complete, the state agency will hand the case over to the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit district attorney's office. 

District Attorney Shannon Wallace said she has not received the case file. Once she receives it, Wallace said she will review the evidence gathered and conduct a follow-up investigation "if needed." 

Wallace said it may be "several weeks before I receive anything from them," adding the agency usually doesn't hand over a case file until they are finished with their entire investigation. 

At around 9:15 p.m. Friday, April 11, officers with the Woodstock Police Department responded to a suspicious person call in the parking lot of the big box retailer at 12182 Highway 92. Shortly after the officers' arrival, the shooting occurred. Doty was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital where he died from his injuries.

No further details have been released on the circumstances of the shooting or the officer's identity. 

The officer involved in the shooting was not injured and remains on administrative leave per department policy. 

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