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ATLANTA, GA. (THECOUNT) — Atlanta authorities have confirmed that a 21-year-old shot by police was apparently trying to stop a man who robbed his friend at Lenox Square Mall, is up-and-coming Kentucky rapper 2KBABY.
A GBI statement has revealed new details about the mall officer-involved shooting. Now, a Louisville, Kentucky rapper says he was with his friend when the officer shot him.
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The rapper’s manager shared a statement explaining what 2KBABY claims happened.
“He was a victim of someone that asked to take a picture with him and then snatched his chain and they chased him,” he said. “And when they got to him, asking for it back a cop came outside and just shot hitting his friend ‘my brother’ who did nothing wrong but be the victim.”
The GBI has identified the man who was shot by police as Christian Edlin who is in the hospital but is facing charges because investigators said he had a gun pointed at the thief and refused an officer’s command to drop the weapon.
Geo quick facts: Atlanta is the capital of the U.S. state of Georgia. It played an important part in both the Civil War and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Atlanta History Center chronicles the city’s past, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is dedicated to the African-American leader’s life and times. Downtown, Centennial Olympic Park, built for the 1996 Olympics, encompasses the massive Georgia Aquarium – wikipedia.