When he would not move away or put down the shotgun, the officers fired rifles on Jones, Steinberg said. He later died at a hospital.
Autopsies on both Sanders and Jones are scheduled to be performed Tuesday, according to the GBI. The state agency is assisting Bainbridge with the homicide investigation as well as investigating the officer-involved shooting, one of two in the state this year.
In the second officer-involved shooting, a Hall County sheriff’s deputy fired on a driver who rammed a patrol car early Tuesday morning and attempted to flee a traffic stop, according to the GBI. The driver was shot in the arm and is expected to survive.
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In 2019, the GBI was requested to investigate 84 officer-involved shootings.
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