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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is still awaiting a ruling from state medical examiners on what killed Paul Charles Guerrero of Grady County while he was in the custody of law enforcement officers in August.
The case file, however, has now been turned over to Joe Mulholland, district attorney for the South Georgia Judicial Circuit, which includes Grady County.
That is according to Jamy Steinberg, special agent in charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Thomasville office, who had been compiling the case for Mulholland so he could determine whether is should be presented to a Grand Jury.
Guerrero was in the custody of law enforcement officers when he died outside his home on Beth Page Road in Grady County on Sunday, Aug. 16.
Authorities had originally been dispatched to his house on an emergency call stating a man was having trouble breathing, but once there, deputies discovered Guerrero’s niece had a non-life threatening head wound and Guerrero had barricaded himself inside the house.
The Thomas County SWAT Team was called in to assist, and they took control of the scene. The SWAT Team used several methods, such as tear gas, in hopes of getting Guerrero’s cooperation, and he was finally taken into custody and handcuffed. While in handcuffs, Guerrero became unresponsive and died, despite resuscitation efforts by medical personnel on the scene, according to Steinberg.