Middle Georgia man dies after 100-mph chase, shootout with deputies, GBI says

The GBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Middle Georgia.

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The GBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Middle Georgia.

After a 100-mph chase, a Crawford County man was killed during a shootout with deputies Monday night, authorities said.

Just after 6:15 p.m., deputies were sent to a reported domestic dispute at a home off Richardson Mill Road in unincorporated Fort Valley, the GBI said in a news release. Jamie Lamar Darley, 33, was accused of pulling out a gun and threatening other people in the home.

Darley left the house in a white Chevrolet truck before the deputies arrived, but they were able to find him near Blasingame Road, the release said. When deputies tried to pull over Darley, he allegedly sped off, leading to the high-speed chase.

The chase ended where the incident began: the Richardson Mill Road house.

Darley got out of the truck while holding a firearm, firing at least one shot toward the deputies, the GBI said. One Crawford County deputy returned fire, hitting Darley. No officers were injured.

Darley was taken to Navicent Health Hospital in Macon, where he later died, the release said. The GBI will perform his autopsy.

The GBI was called in to investigate the officer-involved shooting, making this the 35th such investigation the agency has opened this year. This is the fifth officer-involved shooting investigation the GBI has opened since early Friday morning.

MORE: GBI investigates 4 officer-involved shootings in 1 weekend

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.

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