Police Officer Christopher Bieker May

Police Officer Christopher Bieker May

Fulton County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, August 19, 1991

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Christopher Bieker May

Police Officer Christopher May was shot and killed after he responded to a shooting in a residential neighborhood on River Valley Road.

Although responding officers had initially thought it was a drive-by shooting, a woman had been shot while sitting in her yard by a mentally ill next-door neighbor with a high-powered rifle.

As Officer May approached in an attempt to interview those at the neighbor's home at 6 p.m., the suspect shot him in the face at close range from an ambush position in the garage. The suspect was shot and killed several hours later during a SWAT team raid at the residence.

Officer May had served with the Fulton County Police Department for three years. He was survived by his parents, brother, and grandparents.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 188

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.06
  • Offender Shot and killed

ambush, EDP, shots fired call

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I responded on a second alarm with FCFD. I also worked at American Pie and Chris also worked their extra. He was a work colleague and a good friend of mine. I was there when he was killed and helped carry his body down to the street to the ambulance. I am haunted to this day by his death. Peace my brother.

David Harris, FAO
Fulton County Fire Dept.

August 15, 2023

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