Officers Shoot & Kill Walker Co. Resident Wednesday

Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson says investigators have determined the man who was killed in this incident DID NOT shoot at officers, as they previously reported.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is investigating an incident where officers with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office shot and killed a man Wednesday morning.

Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson said the man pointed his gun at the officers, forcing them to return fire in self-defense. The sheriff says the man pointed the gun at deputies, prompting them to use lethal force. It was reported earlier that the man fired the gun, but Sheriff Wilson later said that was not the case.

The incident started as a domestic dispute, according to Sheriff Wilson. He says one deputy and two drug task force officers arrived on the scene to investigate.

Sheriff Wilson says at one point, a still-unidentified man raised a gun and fired at the officers. The officers returned fire, which killed him, according to Sheriff Wilson.

Sheriff Wilson says a woman who was inside the home was sent to a medical facility to be treated.

The GBI says this is the 61st incident involving a Georgia officer firing his weapon since the year began.


Walker County officers fired on and killed the male aggressor in a physical domestic case on Brotherton Lane near Chickamauga, Wednesday morning.
Sheriff Steve Wilson said as a deputy and two drug task force officers approached the home to investigate the call, the aggressor leveled a firearm in their direction and all three officers fired.  The female victim was transported for treatment and none of the officers were hurt.
The call was received by dispatch at 10:27 a.m. and the GBI is assisting in the officer-involved shooting investigation