GBI updates details on officer involved shooting in Dade County

WILDWOOD, Georgia (WDEF) – The GBI has released more information on what happened in the officer-involved shooting in Wildwood, Georgia Monday night.

They will handle the official investigation.

GBI officials say the case started in Alabama, where DeKalb County Sheriff’s officers were following leads on a stolen car.

The case led them to the gas station at the Wildwood exit off of I-59.

The confrontation led to a DeKalb County deputy shooting a suspect, who is now in critical condition in Chattanooga.

The GBI says their preliminary information is that DeKalb investigators spotted the suspected stolen car at the gas station.

It was driven by 32 year old Ethan Wayne Rogers of Fort Payne.

There was also another male and female with him in the car.

As the Alabama investigators approached the car, they ordered Rogers to get out.

But instead, Rogers drove the car at one of the investigators.

A second investigator then shot into the car, hitting Rogers.

Neither of the other two passengers were hurt.

The female was arrested on outstanding warrants and the male was released.

Dade County has charged Rogers with Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer and Theft by Bringing Stolen Property into the State.

This is the first officer-involved shooting that the GBI has been asked to investigate so far in 2022.

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