During the fracas, Fralick climbed into a Grady County patrol car and started pulling off, at which point deputies began shooting at him, officials said.
Two Grady County deputies were standing near the open driver’s-side door when the man started reversing the car, the GBI said. The agency did not state if any deputies were injured during the incident.
They tried again to arrest the man, but he continued to resist, the GBI said.
“The man then began to drive forward out of the yard, when at this point, additional deputies fired their weapons at him,” the GBI said. “He was able to drive away and a short chase ensued before it ended.”
The GBI did not specify how the chase ended but said paramedics at the scene pronounced Fralick dead. His body was taken to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy.
It’s the 55th shooting involving a law enforcement officer the GBI has been asked to investigate this year. 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.