WARNER ROBINS -- Houston County District Attorney George Hartwig said he has reviewed the GBI report about a police shootout that left a Kathleen man dead and made a determination.
But, he said, his decision wont be made public until he notifies Warner Robins Police Chief Brett Evans. He said he plans to send a letter to Evans no later than Wednesday morning.
I have (the report). I have reviewed it, and I am sitting here working on it as we speak, Hartwig said Tuesday evening.
The GBI briefed Hartwig on Monday about its findings in the case in which Warner Robins police officers shot and killed Anthony Tony Rawls, said Rodney Wall, special agent in charge at the Perry GBI office.
Its been just over two weeks since Rawls, 50, died at his Huntwood Lane home. Police had responded to the home in response to a 911 call that a man with a gun was threatening his wife, according to early reports. Five officers exchanged gunfire with the man, according to the GBI.
Many details of the March 10 incident, including who fired first and what prompted the shooting, have not been made public. The officers, whose names have not been released, are on paid administrative leave.
Hartwig said the report he has is not the complete GBI case file.
Its kind of a summary with certain things that I asked for, he said.
Wall said there are still a number of administrative tasks that need to be completed before the investigation can be closed and the report released publicly.
The police department also is conducting an internal investigation, which spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh said is not complete. Evans issued a statement in support of the officers soon after the shooting.
Rawls was a lieutenant with the state Department of Corrections and worked at Macon State Prison.
Houston editor Jennifer Burk contributed to this report. To contact writer Christina M. Wright, call 256-9685.