Colquitt County Man Shot by Police During Domestic Dispute Call Dies

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Posted at 10:05 AM, Feb 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-17 10:05:00-05

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WTXL) - A Colquitt County man who was shot by police following a domestic dispute call has died.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations has confirmed that Peter Torres has died from his injuries.

On February 4, the Colquitt County Sheriff's Office was called to Torres' home at 135 Blackberry Lane. When deputies arrived, Torres was in the backyard.

Prior to their arrival, deputies said that he had assaulted others in the home and destroyed property inside.

Investigators said that Deputy Joshua Luke tried to speak with Torres, but said that he began charging at Luke, refusing to stop when told to do so.

Eventually, the Luke ended up shooting Torres in the chest. 

They said that Torres was transported to a hospital in Macon for his injuries while the deputy was uninjured. 

GBI said that Torres died Thursday morning.

Luke started with the Colquitt County Sheriff's Office in October 2016, after transferring from another law enforcement agency.

GBI investigators say they're working to complete their investigation and will then had it over to the district attorney's office for review.