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Group demands justice after fatal police-involved shooting
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COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A group calling themselves the "Nicholas Thomas Justice Coalition" is calling for more measures in the investigation of a fatal police-involved shooting.

The group met with the media Wednesday morning before going on to deliver a letter of "demands" to Smyrna and Cobb County officials.

Nicholas Thomas was killed by Sgt. Kenneth Owens of the Smyrna Police Department on March 24.

The shooting happened as officers attempted to serve Thomas with a warrant for a probation violation.

Police said Thomas was driving a service center's Maserati around the back of the shop when officers told him to get out of the car. Instead, police said he tried to back over a uniformed officer, which is when Owens shot and killed him.

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But members of the coalition are not satisfied with information and are calling for a special prosecutor and special grand jury for

t
he case as well as better communication from law enforcement.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is handling the case.

The officer who shot Thomas was placed on administrative leave.


View 11Alive's in-depth coverage of the Nicholas Thomas shooting below:

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