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GBI running investigation into shooting of Euharlee teen Christopher Roupe

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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 9:00 am | Updated: 2:20 am, Thu Apr 24, 2014.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has not released any new details regarding the Euharlee officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of 17-year old Christopher Roupe on Friday night.

Euharlee Police Chief Terry Harget said Monday that, since the case has been turned over to the GBI, his office will not being making any further statements regarding the investigation.

Harget did say that the two officers who were involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave with pay pending completion of the investigation. He again declined to identify the officers.

“We can’t release their names, the reason being some of their families don’t even know they were involved,” Harget said. “We’re trying to protect their privacy.”

Previously, authorities had indicated that two officers were attempting to serve a probation warrant on a suspect at 937 Euhar lee Road, Lot 5, in Eagle View Mobile Home Park. Roupe apparently answered the door holding what officers believed to be a gun.

Officials have not disclosed if a weapon was retrieved from the scene.

Harget said he had no idea what kind of evidence was taken by GBI investigators who responded to the scene late Friday night. Calls to a GBI spokesperson were not returned Monday.

Roupe was taken to Cartersville Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the upper chest and was pronounced dead a short time after his arrival at the hospital.

His body was sent to the GBI Crime Lab for autopsy.

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