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.
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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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