The Gambia government has called for a credible investigation into the shooting death of Momodou Lamin Sisay, a Gambian national, by U.S. police in the state of Georgia.

The Gambia’s Foreign Affairs ministry, in a statement on Tuesday, said it had “asked the Gambian Embassy in Washington D.C. to engage the relevant U.S. authorities including the State Department, to seek a transparent, credible and objective investigation in the matter.”

Sisay, 39, was killed in the early hours of Saturday morning after a road incident involving police in Snellville, Georgia, according to local media. He is the son of Lare Sisay, a retired Gambian diplomat. 

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said in a statement that it had been asked by the police department in the town of Snellville to investigate an officer involved in the shooting of a driver following a car chase.

The GBI statement said preliminary information indicated police officers pursued Sisay after he failed to stop when they tried to pull him over for a vehicle tag violation. 

3 Comments

  1. You forgot to mention that the officers who pulled him over, asked him to show his hands. He refused to do so, and pointed a GUN at the officers.

  2. In the Gambia, what happens to you if you pull out a gun and start shooting at government officials?

    You had a man living in Georgia, which is no where close to where his father works at the UN. Clearly he didn’t want to be in Gambia. He wants to live in America and then commit violence and the whole country of Gambia should embarrass itself by defending him? Haram.

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