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Police chase ends in officer-involved shooting, one dead in Coweta County

Last updated January 9, 2023 @ 12:46 PM EST

The following was taken from a press release distributed by the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office:

Coweta County (January 9, 2023) – On 01-09-23, shortly after 4:00am, Coweta County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to a vehicle pursuit entering Coweta County from a neighboring jurisdiction. CCSO Patrol Units responded to the area of West Highway 16 at the county line to join the pursuit.

As CCSO Deputies entered the pursuit, the vehicle continued on roads in western Coweta County at high rates of speed and driving on the wrong side of the roadway. Patrol Deputies attempted multiple PIT maneuvers on the vehicle before successfully stopping it.

After a successful PIT maneuver, Deputies moved in, on foot, and attempted to extricate the driver. With Deputies on three sides of the vehicle, the driver accelerated back toward the roadway at which time deadly force was used. First Aid was rendered on scene and the male was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations has been called in to investigate the incident. The name of the deceased is not being released at this time, as it is unknown if family has been notified.

Please refer any further questions regarding this incident to the GBI.