WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) A Georgia police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in a fatal shooting is scheduled to appear in court.
A pretrial hearing is scheduled Tuesday morning for Zechariah Presley in Camden County Magistrate Court. Presley worked as a police officer in the small city of Kingsland when he was charged in the June 20 shooting of 33-year-old Tony Green.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has said Green was fleeing when Presley shot him following a brief altercation. The bureau said Presley had been following Green”s vehicle when Green got out and ran on foot, but it has not said what prompted the pursuit.
Kingsland city officials fired 27-year-old Presley from his police job following his arrest a week after the shooting. The city is located near the Georgia-Florida state line.