Officer-Involved Shooting/Evans Memorial Hospital
Yassin Mohamed was shot and killed in Evans County in May 2020 after throwing rocks at a deputy. The public would later learn that Mohamed was in the midst of a mental health crisis. While medical staff at a local hospital examined him earlier in the day, he was released against the pleas of a deputy who brought him in for evaluation.
During the course of the investigation, GBI Agents Barry Thompson, Christian Johnson, Tracy Sands, and Trevin Goodman spoke with a number of individuals, including:
- witnesses who encountered Mohamed in the days before his death
- the paramedic who responded to the officer-involved shooting
- other responding deputies
- deputies and officers who encountered Mohamed earlier in the day
Articles on Yassin Mohamed
- [5/9/20] GBI Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Evans County
- [5/11/20] GBI discloses law enforcement had several interactions with Mohamed (press release)
- [5/13/20] Against Plea of Deputy, EMH Discharged Man Who Later Died in Officer-Involved Shooting
- [5/25/20] Video Sheds Light on Hours Leading Up to Officer-Involved Shooting in Evans County
- [4/25/21] ‘No Evidence of Wrongdoing’ in Evans Co. Officer-Involved Shooting
“If Mr. Mohamed was indeed in the midst of a mental health crisis”, Khwaja said, referencing law enforcement sending Mohamed to the hospital for evaluation during one encounter, “it’s unconscionable that law enforcement did not place him … under a wellness hold until they were able to transfer him for treatment.” The statement did not take into account that Mohamed was taken to the hospital.