Deputy fatally shoots suspect in Gordon County

CALHOUN, Georgia (WDEF) – The GBI will investigate an officer involved shooting overnight in north Georgia.

It happened in the rural community of Sugar Valley in Gordon County around 1 AM.

The Gordon County Sheriff says one of his deputies tried to stop a vehicle near Resaca, but it fled.

The chase led to a private residence in the community between Resaca and John’s Mountain.

The sheriff says “As he (the deputy) was attempting to arrest the man who’d fled, the deputy shot him.”

The suspect died.  The deputy was not injured.

The Sheriff says the GBI will conduct an independent investigation into the shooting.

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