COLUMBUS, Georgia — Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials say the alleged suspect in an armed robbery has been fatally shot by police in Columbus.
Authorities say 27-year-old Willie Williams was shot on Fort Benning Road after refusing an order from police to drop his weapon on Wednesday night. The man was pronounced dead Thursday at the Midtown Medical Center.
The officer who was involved in the shooting has been placed on paid leave while the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Columbus Police Department investigate the incident.
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