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Update: Dunwoody Police Sgt. Jason Dove Involved in Traffic Shooting

A Marietta man was killed by a Dunwoody police officer after a chase.


Posted at 1:42 PM - An eyewitness to last night's chase that led to the shooting of a 34-year-old Marietta man by Dunwoody Police told Dunwoody Patch her account, which is in line with an official statement by police.

The eyewitness, who didn't want to be named, was driving near the Ashford Dunwoody and Meadow Lane intersection on the way home from an appointment at the hospital around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

As she waited at the intersection with her 6-year-old child, she saw blue lights in her rearview mirror - and then a minvan driving recklessly with a white male inside.

Cars on congested Ashford Dunwoody headed to Mt. Vernon parted for the chase. The eyewitness said she was able to get in the turn lane near Spruill Gallery to get out of the way.

"I noticed a bunch of blue lights. There were a lot of blue lights that came up behind me," said the eyewitness. "He was right in front of them."

The brown minivan the man was driving made a U-turn at the intersection, according to the eyewitness, possibly to avoid the sluggish traffic headed to Mt. Vernon Road.

The man who was killed, identified Thursday by police as Bradley Almy was headed to the Perimeter Center East intersection, where he was shot by Sgt. Jason Dove, a police officer with Dunwoody Police since the department's inception in spring 2009.

Dove shot Bradley Almy late Wednesday afternoon after a chase that started near City Hall ended near Ashford Dunwoody Road and Perimeter Center East, just one intersection down from where the eyewitness saw the chase.

Police did not give details on why the man may have come to City Hall, which is also the home of the police department.

Police say that two uniformed officers on foot - who was guiding heavy traffic at nearby crosswalks - approached the reckless vehicle near the Ashford Dunwoody and Perimeter Center East intersection to prevent Almy from fleeing.

Almy then allegedly rammed several vehicles, which police say he did repeatedly throughout the chase.

"Fearing for the safety of the motoring public, pedestrians and the officer’s safety, an officer fired one shot at the suspect," the department's official statement said. "The suspect struck additional cars and was able to continue through traffic and turned onto Perimeter Center East."

Almy drove less than a mile to the Savannah Park apartment complex where the chase ended after he hit a utility pole, police say. Savannah Park Apartments is one of a number of apartment complexes near City Hall and other office buildings.

"Officers immediately detained the suspect and rendered first aid until DeKalb Fire/EMS arrived on scene," according to the statement. "The suspect was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for emergency care where he was subsequently pronounced deceased."

Dove has been put on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure in an officer-involved shooting, say police.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in on the authorization of Police Chief Billy Grogan and was on scene last night, according to a GBI spokesman.

GBI collects facts and interviews people that saw the shooting, including other officers, and the file is sent to the district attorney's office for adjudication. Most reports take several months, said John Bankhead, spokesman for the bureau.

The Dunwoody Police Department said it would not comment further on the incident while the investigation continues.

saybug December 04, 2012 at 04:29 AM
u said it mitch..a very thoughtful,message to all..thank you
saybug December 04, 2012 at 04:40 AM
jerome,ur comment should make so many here, stop,shut up ,and try to put them self in the position of both parties involved...either way they go people need to think before they say what they would do in a tragic situation such as this..hopefully no one commenting here will ever find themselfs in the car or behind the badge on something like this..amen!!!!
saybug December 04, 2012 at 04:46 AM
the only way to answer "E Pluribus Unum"s questions is to be "god"..and we know that aint gonna happen...just stating the facts...
saybug December 04, 2012 at 04:55 AM
hey mitch,guess the first number they call when they need help?..our civil servents don't get paid for what they are worth to us all...
saybug December 04, 2012 at 05:04 AM
mr dunwoody,have you had your blood pressure checked in the past month?you have a huge chip on your shoulder by the name of "heart attack" or his cousin "stroke"....loosen something,untuck something,get something altered..something in your life is just to tight..
saybug December 04, 2012 at 05:09 AM
mr dunwoody,do you pay taxes?and if you do may i ask you for what country do you pay those taxes to..i'm not wanting to get to deep into your buisness but the people in the county that you live in might wonder!!!
saybug December 04, 2012 at 05:16 AM
mr dunwoody,this property you mention in florida,did you happen to get hooked into a time share thing?are you using this forum to try and get some sucker to buy it from you?..shame on you if this is the fact!!..if it's not,is this property on the beach???..let me know and i will send you my #...a concerend citizen and one that needs a vacation!!!!!
saybug December 04, 2012 at 05:20 AM
mr dunwoody..what did the ole phone company do to you?did they come to your house and just rub that ole pesky 911 off of your phone?..i just hate that when it happens!!!
saybug December 04, 2012 at 05:41 AM
oh ,mr dunwoody,you mention that you are in the security buisness,and that you actually employ people in the field(suprise)because alot of people don't want to be a security voice for anybody these days because,#1,it don't pay much#2,some people don't respect them#3,how dare someone look over my shoulder and tell me the law of this land#4,it don't pay much#5,one day they might have to lay down their life for their fellow man,or woman..and if they pay the ultimate price where would people turn to find someone else to protect them in a life or death situation??..oh yeah!! the other police officer...makes you think don't it?
saybug December 04, 2012 at 05:50 AM
billy ,i don't mean to pry or insult you but when you say troll are you including your self in the bunch?..inquiring minds want to know..
saybug December 04, 2012 at 06:09 AM
laura B,what has been done to you to make you have so much hate coming from your mouth? whatever it was i'm so sorry..forgive ok?
saybug December 04, 2012 at 06:16 AM
Kim L.my heart goes out to all involved in this tragedy....the one in the car,the one behind the badge,the family and friends of them all..so sad for friend and foe alike...
saybug December 04, 2012 at 06:30 AM
jimmie,you say your not on this site to date(makes me all goose pimply)..could i convince you to reconsider that?..maybe for a DTF lady?. oh,.i'm such a kidder..ha/ha....made ya laugh!!!.....
Mr Dunwoody December 04, 2012 at 01:01 PM
“after all they don't just hire officers out of the welfare line and give them a gun” I wish that was true. To be an officer you just need a GED. Some of the police have been conviction of crimes, but are still on the force. Please explain that to me. Please do your research before you speak.
DunwoodyWorkingMan December 04, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Mr Dunwoody, Have you put in an Opens record request for dash cam video?
jimmie December 04, 2012 at 04:12 PM
DWM...Mr D is a disturbed old coot. All slander, no substance
Kingdom Girl December 06, 2012 at 05:49 PM
I was a witness of the shooting and my car was damaged. However, this man has left triplets and a wife behind and my heart goes out to the Almy's family. If a family member can contact me via email, I would like to give the children a Christmas gift. Please contact me at kingdomgirlministries@gmail.com.
jimmie December 07, 2012 at 11:55 PM
very intriguing that even his "real" father and brother and so many close friends of the deceased felon, 9 days from his death, have yet to place a loving obituary or notice of a memorial service...hmmm..
MyTwoCents December 08, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Mr. Dunwoody AKA "Don't-Tase-Me-Bro" Posvar
Elissa Bryn Harbuck December 10, 2012 at 10:32 PM
This guy came about 2 feet from plowing into my car in the CPK parking lot. I don't care what kind of person he was before that Wednesday night... His behavior was inexcusable, and unfortunately for him, it got him killed. The officer did the right thing. No telling how many people would have been hurt or killed if the police had let this guy keep plowing into people. I have NEVER witnessed someone drive with such complete disregard for other people. If a child, family, anyone had been walking from the restaurant to their car, they would have been hit by this selfish jerk.
jimmie December 11, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Sgt. Dove for President...he does a ton more to keep us safe than that bozo in chief in the white house
JKFEL December 15, 2012 at 05:49 PM
You are absolutely warmhearted.. Being involved in this incident yet not passing judgement. We are family friends of his grandmother and just heard of this horribly tragedy today. In seeking facts into whjat happened, (it appears there are a few different versions out there) i came across this post. Riddled with bickering individuals with irrelevant material but your post is an absolute breath of fresh air and your kindness is extremely commendable. May God Bless you, Brad, his three children, and his family..
John McMurfee lll December 15, 2012 at 09:40 PM
What a twerp you are. At some point, the unsupervised chimps always end up tossing their feces about the cage - Here we call it Rob on the Patch. Get a life, you insignificant dillweed.
Rob December 15, 2012 at 10:25 PM
John - do you know Adrin, jimmie, Emily, Roger That, DunwoodyWorkingMan, Gary Betz, Pam J, etc... ROFLOL.
Jason Massad December 17, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Warning. Keep it on topic.
Joe Blow December 17, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Be careful of your use of the term felon. Never covicted of anything. Libel can be very expensive for you. You may want to quit talking trash. If you are identified it could get very expensive for you and your easy to trace.
Joe Blow December 17, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Over agressive Officer with many options beside firing his weapon in the chest. Why Did't the other officer fire his weapon from the passenger window shoot ? A shot to the hand , knee, foot could have had the same effect from the drivers window where the shot was fired in the chest that was the cause of death.
jimmie December 18, 2012 at 12:02 AM
you seen the police report there blow man...i'm glad he took out the trash in such a way as the law abiders live to see another day healthy..
Joe Blow December 18, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Very reliable source. The facts will come out of GBI. Then will see what kind of%&#@! You'll be talking.
jimmie January 11, 2013 at 05:17 PM
Still waiting joeblowman

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