KENNESAW, GA (WXIA) -- Community activists and the family of Nicholas Thomas continued their call Wednesday for the GBI to investigate his death at the hands of a police officer.
They gathered at the scene where it all played out a week ago at the Goodyear Service Center on Cumberland Boulevard at Paces Ferry Road in Vinings, where Thomas worked.
Smyrna Police were serving a warrant on Thomas for a probation violation. Thomas was driving a customer's Maserati around the back of the facility when officers told him to get out of the car. He didn't do so.
Police said he then tried to back up over a uniformed officer, and that's when Smyrna Police Sergeant Kenneth Owens shot into the car, killing Thomas.