Varnell Officer killed, GBI assisting Ringgold Police death investigation

RINGGOLD, Georgia (WDEF)-  The Georgia Bureau of Investigation tells News 12 a Varnell Police Officer was killed Saturday night.

GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles says at approximately 8:40 PM, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was called to US 41 by the Ringgold Police Department to investigate a death related to a car crash. Miles says inside the car was a male with a gunshot wound.

GBI agents along with the Georgia State Patrol and Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

Miles says they later identified the victim as a Varnell City Police Officer. Witnesses told GBI agents that the vehicle was moving at a high rate of speed before crashing down an embankment.

Miles says no foul play is suspected.

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