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Terence Leslie, 32
East Point, Georgia
May 06, 2018

Last updated: 3 months ago

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A man killed in an officer-involved shooting wrestled with and body-slammed the officer before shots were fired, cellphone video obtained by Channel 2 Action News shows. The officer stopped Terence Leslie, 32, about 2:20 a.m. Sunday at an Circle K-Exxon gas station on Camp Creek Parkway in East Point, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said. The officer was conducting a field sobriety test on Leslie when he began to fight with the officer, she said. Cellphone footage shows Leslie charging toward the officer and beating him, Channel 2 reported. During the altercation, the officer deployed his Taser. Leslie grabbed at the Taser and beat the officer with it, Channel 2 reported. Leslie also broke the officer’s arm, Miles said. The officer eventually opened fire, hitting Leslie with two bullets, according to Channel 2. Leslie got back in his car and drove a short distance before he crashed into a pole at another gas station. Leslie was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries, Miles said. The officer sustained minor head injuries, Channel 2 reported.