On August 7th 2020, Georgia state trooper Jacob Gordon Thompson, who is white, pursued the car of Julian Lewis because of a broken taillight. When Mr. Lewis did not turn over the trooper pinned Lewis' car.
Thompson said in his report that he heard Lewis' car revving and saw him "wrenching the steering wheel in an aggressively back and forth manner towards me and my patrol vehicle. It appeared to me that the violator was trying to use his vehicle to injure me". At this point Thompson decided to shoot Julian Lewis in the head and kill him.
Thompson, 27, was arrested on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault.