After the crash, Reeves was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, where he died from his injures, Baker said. The GBI Medical Examiner’s Office will perform his autopsy, agency spokesperson Nelly Miles confirmed.
No officers were injured during the incident.
Baker said it’s the first shooting involving the narcotics squad since 1993.
If confirmed by the GBI, the incident would be the 60th officer-involved shooting the state agency has been asked to investigate this year and the second in 24 hours.
Earlier Monday, Lowndes County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man they say had a handgun during an encounter at a home north of Valdosta, the GBI said. The man had been threatening to hurt himself, according to the state agency. His name was not released, and GBI officials did not say why deputies used lethal force against him.
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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