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VIDEO: Suspect Goes Facebook Live While Fleeing From, Shooting At Police in Evans County

WARNING: The video contains explicit language, references to and audio of violence, and other graphic content. It is not suitable for children.

A suspect who was fleeing from law enforcement on Friday evening took to ‘Facebook Live’ as he led a Trooper with the Georgia State Patrol, Evans County deputies, and other authorities on a high speed chase and fired shots from his moving vehicle. 

The driver reportedly refused to stop at a safety checkpoint at Highway 129 and Highway 169 in Evans County. He drove south on Highway 301 at upwards of 110 mph before reaching the city limits of Claxton. The chase continued at approximately 90mph, according to the Georgia State Patrol, and ultimately ended in Hagan.

The video was posted from the Facebook account ‘Scrapboyz Fukyofeelings RJ’ and lasts approximately one hour and forty-seven minutes, though the crux of the video content is in the first several minutes.

The video begins with the driver talking to the Facebook audience as blue lights appear behind him. The man says he didn’t do anything but he’s “not going out like that.” Throughout the audio, the seatbelt indicator and the sound of the tires hitting the rumble strip can be heard. 

At the 1:10 mark, the driver’s tone changes and he says “I said this was how I was going to go out.” Just after the 2:50 mark, sirens are activated behind the vehicle as a bunch of commotion is heard inside the suspect’s vehicle. At 3:20, there are multiple sirens heard, tires squeal, and the vehicle is heard accelerating substantially. 

At the 7:40 mark, the driver can be heard shooting his own firearm five times. At 8:40, three more shots are fired and the vehicle driven by the suspect makes sounds consistent with a crash. The vehicle door then opens and more shots can be heard before multiple shots are fired by law enforcement. At that point, it becomes unclear where all of the shots are originating from, but at least three sirens can be heard outside the vehicle. The phone is still inside the vehicle of the car. 

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WARNING: The video contains explicit language, references to and audio of violence, and other graphic content. It is not suitable for children.

Suspect Goes Facebook Live While Fleeing From, Shooting at Evans Co. Deputies

WARNING: The video contains explicit language, references to and audio of violence, and other graphic content. It is not suitable for children. A suspect who…

Though the Facebook account is listed with a fake name, the account’s public posts show Secretary of State filings for an LLC organized in 2020 – Nightshiftnation Promo Streetteam LLC. The now-dissolved LLC is listed on the Secretary of State’s website with a registered agent and organizer named Ramone Dwight with ties to both Chatham County and Jonesboro in Clayton County. His Facebook profile also shows he is 29 years old.

Ramone J. Dwight shows arrest records for two counts of Burglary in Spalding County in 2012.

As of Saturday afternoon, Facebook had placed a ‘sensitive content’ disclaimer on the video but had not removed it. Evans County Sheriff Mac Edwards confirmed late Friday evening that the chase did end in Evans County and that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating. No additional information has been released. 

No law enforcement officials were seriously injured during the chase.

Sunday morning update:

GBI Releases Add’l Information on Chase, Shooting in Evans County

This story is not related to the incident in Alamo, Ga early Saturday morning, in which Damien Anthony Ferguson reportedly shot and killed Alamo Police Officer Dylan Harrison.

Alamo, Ga Police Officer Killed On First Shift With Department, Suspect Still At Large

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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    Michelle Lee

    October 12, 2021 at 12:59 am

    Did you get permission from our family to post this video of him from his page?

    • Jessica Szilagyi

      Jessica Szilagyi

      October 12, 2021 at 8:10 am

      Good morning,

      Under the Facebook and YouTube standards and user agreements, only the person who created the video (not a third party) would be authorized to give or deny permission for the video.

      The content is not copyrighted either, particularly because Mr. Dwight was not monetizing the video and reproduction does not inhibit his ability to do so. Additionally, even if the content was copyrighted, exceptions are made for publicly available content that has a news reporting value. (See the ‘Fair Use Doctrine’ under copyright law). Mr. Dwight’s video remains on Facebook for viewing.

      The video was uploaded as part of a news report on a high speed chase and subsequent shootout with law enforcement that occurred within our coverage area. The video is shocking but contains no privacy violation, does not mention the individual’s name within the video, and does not infringe on his previous monetary ventures.

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