Bulloch Local News

GBI On Scene Following Deputy-Involved Shooting in Bulloch County

crime scene tape appears across a photo with gbi logo for investigation of officer-involved shooting

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is on scene at a residence in Bulloch County after two deputies returned fire on a man who first fired at them.

According to a press release from the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday evening, two deputies responded to a mobile home on Bird Road on the afternoon of January 7. The initial call was for a physical domestic in progress.

Upon arriving on the scene, deputies located an elderly disabled man, the father of the alleged offender, with visible injuries. The deputies reportedly attempted to arrest the offender for family violence and he physically resisted arrest.

“Both deputies deployed their tasers in an attempt to subdue him. The offender then produced a handgun at which time shots were fired. At least one or more shots were fired at the deputies and the offender was struck multiple times. Both deputies were uninjured and the offender is deceased.”

Names are being withheld, pending notification of the next of kin.

The GBI is lead investigating agency on the case.

Jessica Szilagyi

Jessica Szilagyi is Publisher of TGV News She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement and corrections She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and a commentator on the 'Let Me Tell You Why You're Wrong Podcast.' Sign up for her weekly newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gzYAZT

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