CONYERS -- A suspect who was shot by a police officer Friday as he was reportedly stabbing his mother in the middle of Rockbridge Road has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault.
Lt. Jackie Dunn with the Conyers Police Department said Pernell Presley, 21, of 1544 Eastmont Drive, will likely face additional charges under the Family Violence Act.
Police responded to a call of a stabbing in progress at about 8:15 a.m. Friday at the Eastmont Town homes off Rockbridge Road. When police arrived, they saw Presley allegedly stabbing his 42-year-old mother and himself in the middle of the road. Presley reportedly charged toward one of the officers and was shot by the officer three times, once in the arm and twice in the hip.
Dunn said the incident began with a family discussion of the suspect's recent erratic behavior.
"He basically said 'I'll show you crazy,' and went and got the knife," Dunn said.
The knife was described as a 5-inch kitchen butcher knife.
The victim's 16-year-old daughter was also in the home at the time and ran out to call police.
Both the victim and the suspect were taken by air ambulance to Atlanta area hospitals. The victim was listed in good condition Monday and could be released this week. The suspect was listed in stable condition, according to police.
Per department policy, the officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation. The officer is a four-year veteran of the police force.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in at the request of Chief Gene Wilson to investigate the officer's involvement in the incident.