DeKalb County, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) –In a statement from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation,  DeKalb County Police Department (DKPD) requested GBI investigate an officer involved shooting.

Information indicates that at approximately 6:20 AM, a DKPD officer was parked at the QuikTrip located at 3830 N. Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA  An employee informed the officer that a male subject was outside with his pants down.  The officer instructed the male, identified as Kenneth Anthony Howard, age 62, of Decatur, to leave the area.  The subject pulled a knife and proceeded to advance towards the officer.  The officer fired a duty weapon, striking the subject.  The subject was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

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Howard is expected to recover from his injuries.  The DeKalb County Police Department issued warrants for his arrest on a charge of aggravated assault on a peace officer.

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No officers were injured in this incident.

The GBI will continue to conduct an independent investigation. Once complete, the investigation will be turned over to the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office for review.

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