Officer-Involved Shooting PR 21-023

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GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Crisp County

Crisp County, GA (October 4, 2021) – On Sunday, October 3, 2021, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the GBI was requested by the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) to investigate an officer involved shooting. Preliminary investigation indicates CCSO deputies responded to multiple 911 calls about a man with a handgun on I-75 Southbound near mile marker 91 in Crisp County. Deputies encountered a man walking along the interstate in and out of traffic, causing a traffic jam. A CCSO deputy attempted to talk to the man to determine what was going on. The man then fired at the deputy with a handgun. The deputy returned fire, striking the man. The man was airlifted to a trauma center in Macon for treatment. No officers were injured during this incident.

GBI agents are seeking to interview additional witnesses of the incident that have not been identified at this point. Agents have also learned the man is suspected of assaulting and robbing a passerby who stopped to offer him assistance prior to the 911 calls. Other motorists may have been assaulted at that time. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the GBI Americus Office at (229) 931-2439 or the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office at (229) 276-2600. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

The GBI will conduct an independent investigation. Once the investigation is completed, it will be turned over to the Cordele Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s office for review.

Contact Assistant Special Agent in Charge

Bryan Smith


Preliminary information Release Officer-Involved Shooting

Crisp County Communications E-911 dispatched Deputies to GA401/I75 after receiving a 911 call that reported a male subject fired shots at a vehicle on the interstate.

A Deputy spotted the subject around the 91 Mile Marker on GA 401/I75. The Deputy exited his vehicle and began to approach the subject. The subject fired his weapon at the Deputy, and the Deputy returned fire. The subject was shot. Deputies on scene rendered immediate first aid to the subject.

AirEvac transported the subject to Atrium Health Navicent in Macon, GA. No deputies or citizens were injured. Crisp County EMS, Crisp County Fire Rescue, and AirEvac responded.

Crisp County Sheriff’s Office has requested the Georgia of Bureau of Investigation to conduct an independent investigation per policy and procedure.

GA401/I75 is currently shut down near mile marker 92 south; traffic is being diverted. We ask citizens to please avoid the area. We will provide an update when the interstate is re-opened.


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