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GBI Releases Partial Body Cam Footage in Officer-Involved Shooting

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released body camera footage from an officer-involved shooting on May 4, 2021.

The video from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office OIS represents 3:17 of 3 hours and 43 minutes of video from Deputy Downy Casey’s bodycam.  The video captures entry into the residence until the officer exits the residence. The GBI has not offered any additional comment at this time.

Camden County OIS 5 4 21

The following link contains video from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office OIS. The footage represents 3:17 of 3 hrs and 43 minutes of video from Officer Dow…

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As previously reported on 5/4/21:

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer-involved shooting in coastal Georgia’s Camden County.

Officials say the state law enforcement agency was requested by the Camden County Sheriff’s Office on May 4, 2021.

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According to the news release:

Preliminary investigation reveals that at approximately 4:51 a.m., the Camden County Sheriff’s Office was executing a drug related search warrant in the 12000 block of U.S. Highway 17 in Woodbine, GA. Law enforcement knocked and announced themselves before making entry into the residence.

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Upon entry, there was an exchange of gunfire between the occupants of the residence, identified as Varshawn Lamont Brown, age 46, and Latoya Denise James, age 37, and law enforcement. During the incident, Brown was injured and transported to the hospital.  James was shot and died at the scene.

The GBI will conduct an independent investigation.

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Once completed, it will be turned over to the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.

Jessica Szilagyi
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Jessica Szilagyi is Publisher of The Georgia Virtue. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. 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, a commentator on the 'Let Me Tell You Why You're Wrong Podcast,' and she has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers." Sign up for her weekly newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gzYAZT

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