The Bartow County grand jury has found that a Euharlee police officer was not authorized to shoot a 17-year-old while responding to a call in February.
On February 14th, Euharlee Officer Beth Gatny fatally shot Christopher Roupe,while attempting to serve a warrant. She said Roupe pointed a gun at her when she knocked on the door to serve a probation warrant on the teen’s father.
Family members said the teen was holding a Nintendo Wii controller not a gun
the District Attorney’s Office said a grand jury heard testimony in the case and found that the use of force by Gatny was not authorized.
The grand jury also recommended that the DA’s office take further action in the case.