Who was Manuel Teran? 26-year-old Antifa protester fatally shot by cops at Atlanta's 'Cop City'

Who was Manuel Teran? 26-year-old Antifa protester fatally shot by cops at Atlanta's 'Cop City'
Manuel Esteban Paez Teran, 26 was shot by the police officers in the Cop city protest (11 alive/Youtube Screenshot)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA: The authorities, on Thursday, identified the person who was shot and killed by police as they cleared the site of a proposed public safety training center in the Atlanta area, which opponents have called 'Cop City'. His name was Manuel Esteban Paez Teran.

During a violent raid of a protest camp and community meeting space on Wednesday, police shot and murdered an activist who had been trying to prevent the development of a massive police training complex known as 'Cop City' on around 100 acres of public woodland in southeast Atlanta.


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Who was Manuel Teran?

Manuel Esteban Paez Teran, 26, was shot and seven others were charged with domestic terrorism and criminal trespass after a firefight in Atlanta's 'cop city'. On Wednesday, a Georgia state trooper was shot and killed in a "clearing operation" of the zone where the $90 million Atlanta Public Safety Training Center will be built. The suspect, aged 26, was killed after allegedly opening fire on the trooper.

Antifa and other far-left extremists from throughout the United States have occupied the site since June 2021 in an effort to halt the building of the Cop city. 

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI), a trooper with the Georgia State Patrol was critically injured after being shot by a man who had been camping nearby throughout the operation. Officers opened fire in retaliation, killing the suspect, who was reportedly armed with a pistol.

The Aftermath

On Wednesday, Col Chris Wright, the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, informed reporters of 11 Alive that the injured trooper had surgery and was currently in intensive care. On Thursday, he informed state legislators at a budget session that the trooper was still in intensive care and would be undergoing more surgery first thing in the morning.

In a statement, the agency explained in the news release it would not release the name of the trooper involved in the shooting “because disclosure would compromise security against criminal or terroristic acts due to retaliation.”

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