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Atlanta police shooting 'completely different' than Floyd death, says CBP chief: 'He took their weapon'

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Atlanta police shooting 'completely different' than Floyd death, says CBP chief: 'He took their weapon'

By Yael Halon | Fox News

The shooting death of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta Friday night was "completely different" than the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan said Sunday.

"Mr. Brooks, he didn’t just resist a lawful arrest, he did so violently. He fought with the police, again and again," Morgan told "America's News HQ." "He took their weapon, one of their weapons and tried to use it against him. That is a different complete set of circumstances."

Morgan made the comment as the Georgia capital city erupted in protests and rioting following the police-involved shooting death of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks outside a Wendy’s fast-food restaurant. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said the deadly confrontation started with officers responding to a complaint that a man was sleeping in a car blocking the drive-thru lane.

Read more: https://www.foxnews.com/media/atlanta-brooks-shooting-floyd-death-mark-morgan