D'ettrick Griffin, 18

Atlanta, Georgia
January 15, 2019

Agencies: Atlanta Police Department Georgia | Georgia Bureau of Investigation GBI

Cause of death: Shooting


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Overview

D'Ettrick Griffin, 18, was shot and killed by Oliver Simmonds, an off-duty police officer who is a member of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms' security detail. Griffin allegedly jumped into the driver's seat of Simmonds' unmarked SUV while he was pumping gas. Simmonds shot and killed Griffin as he attempted to steal the vehicle.