Officer-involved shootings in 2019
The shooting is the 29th of 2019, according to the GBI, which investigates most officer involved shootings. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also tracks officer-involved shootings that don't involve the GBI, and those numbers sometimes differ from the GBI's tally.
Deputies surrounded his damaged truck, and when Slocum allegedly began backing up the vehicle toward deputies, both Chattahoochee County and Russell County deputies fired at him, the release said. He was hit once, and his truck was struck multiple times.
Slocum’s condition was not released, but he was taken to Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital. No deputies were hurt during the incident.
This is the 28th officer-involved shooting investigation the GBI has opened in 2019. The last such investigation was opened two weeks ago after a Union City police officer was injured in a shooting that left a man dead.
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The gunfire erupted around 11 p.m. Friday night at the home along Satellite Boulevard in Ellenwood.