Former jail worker shot, killed by Spalding County sheriff’s deputy

A former jail worker was shot and killed by a deputy in Spalding County, the sheriff said. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

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A former jail worker was shot and killed by a deputy in Spalding County, the sheriff said. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

A former jail worker was shot and killed Wednesday night by a Spalding County deputy, the sheriff said.

Two deputies responded to a call about an armed man who was threatening to kill himself, Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix told Channel 2 Action News.

When the deputies got to the scene in an area near Birdie Road, they went to the rear of the residence.

“The suspect came out the door, and there was a confrontation between the deputy and the suspect,” Dix said.

The ex-jail worker pointed his gun at one of the deputies, and that deputy opened fire, the sheriff told Channel 2.

The ex-jail worker was hit at least once and died on the scene.

The GBI, which is investigating the deadly shooting, identified the deputy as Bryan Head and the jail worker as Guy Scott Jr.

Several people were inside the house when the shooting happened, according to the sheriff.

“They were not harmed,” Dix said. “They are fine. They are with relatives right now.”

Collier Lane was temporarily blocked.

This is the second officer-involved shooting in metro Atlanta this week.

An Atlanta police officer shot and injured a man accused of firing at the cop after a carjacking and brief chase Wednesday.

Timothy Hood, 37, faces two counts of aggravated assault and one count of hijacking a motor vehicle in connection with the incident, Atlanta police Sgt. John Chafee said.

The recent shootings brought the total number of officer-involved shootings in the state to 63 so far this year, according to the GBI, which investigates use-of-force cases.

In 2016, officers shot 77 people, killing 24 of them, the agency said.

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