No officers were injured.
Byron is about 90 miles south of downtown Atlanta, near Macon and Warner Robins.
This is the 86th officer-involved shooting the GBI has been asked to investigate this year and the second in less than 24 hours.
A gunman in LaGrange was found dead in his home early Wednesday after a 17-hour standoff with SWAT teams, the GBI said. Brian Jessee, 39, barricaded himself inside after police tried to serve him with a warrant, according to LaGrange police. After a night of back-and-forth gunfire between law enforcement and Jessee, a fire broke out in the home, authorities said. His remains were discovered inside. No officers were injured during the standoff.
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.