” More than two months after Euharlee Police Cpl. Beth Gatney shot and killed 17-year-old Christopher Roupe while serving warrants, a Bartow County grand jury on Tuesday referred the case to District Attorney Rosemary Greene’s office.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called to investigate after the Feb. 14 shooting.
Gatney and a second officer were serving two warrants at 937 Euharlee Road, Lot 5, when Roupe answered the door with a handgun pointed at the officer, according to the GBI at the time. The officer fired, hitting Roupe in the shoulder. A source said Roupe bled to death before emergency response personnel arrived.”
” The GBI’s report was sent to Greene’s office more than two weeks ago, and a Daily Tribune News open records request has been filed for that report.
Euharlee Police Chief Terry Harget on Tuesday afternoon said he was not familiar with the grand jury decision and declined to comment.”
It’s about time we are seeing the wheels of justice start creaking along for Christopher Roupe . Ms Gatney’s checkered history in her previous places of employment should have precluded her from ever being an armed public servant and since the “authorities” failed to make that happen another young man full of promise is dead at the hands of the State .
Read more about the grand jury decision and what comes next .