Bermudian man shot dead by Georgia police
A 32-year-old Bermudian man died after a confrontation with police over the weekend in the United States.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that Alonzo Landy died on Sunday after he was shot by police at his home outside Fayetteville, Georgia.
Family friends confirmed tonight that Mr Landy was a Bermudian who resided in the US, and the son of former ZBM cameraman Arnold Landy.
He called himself “Bermuda blood, Georgia born” on his Twitter page.
His father could not be reached for comment tonight.
The GBI said Mr Landy made a 911 call in an agitated state just after 3pm local time
Deputies from the Fayetteville County Sheriff’s office went to Mr Landy’s house on South Highway 92, where shots had been fired.
Mr Landy, who was armed, was said to have refused police access to the house.
GBI said that the victim fired at police just after 5pm, and was struck “multiple times” when a deputy returned fire.
He was pronounced dead at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.
Arnold Landy told ZBM last night that his son was a veteran who had been left “changed” by his war experiences.
He was also said to be a father.
The GBI said the incident was under investigation.