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Mychiska Patterson, 23
Atlanta, Georgia
June 25, 2002

Agencies: Fulton County Sheriff's Office Georgia | Georgia Bureau of Investigation GBI | Georgia Department of Corrections

Last updated: 4 months ago

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Twenty-eight-year-old Dean Ricketts was acting out scenarios he learned in training. A single gunshot killed Mychiska Patterson, a jailer who had worked for the Fulton County sheriff's department for two years. Atlanta police say Ricketts had removed the magazine from the .40-caliber Glock pistol he was using in the role-playing game, but a bullet remained in the chamber. Ricketts as a detention officer was not authorized to carry a firearm, and the gun was not sheriff's department property, police said.

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