A Richmond County deputy was shot and killed Tuesday night in Augusta, according to multiple media reports.
The deputy, a narcotics officer, was fatally injured at 12th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Augusta, according to news station WJBF. The deputy has not been identified.
AJC.com has not been able to independently confirm the reports.
The deputy was conducting proactive patrols to curb gun violence in the area, which began last week, according to news station WRDW-TV. The suspect has also reportedly been injured and is in custody. The suspect’s condition is not known.
The GBI confirmed on Twitter it is responding to an officer-involved shooting involving the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. No other information has been released.
The GBI is responding to an officer involved shooting at the request of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. We’re working to gather details and have agents en route to the scene. pic.twitter.com/yriUT2xty7— GA Bureau of Invest (@GBI_GA) November 20, 2019
AJC.com has reached out to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and GBI to learn more about this incident.
This is the 77th officer-involved shooting investigation the GBI has opened this year.
The 76th investigation was prompted by a shooting in Monroe on Monday night after an altercation at a hotel, AJC.com previously reported. A man was shot twice by police after he allegedly refused officers’ commands and accelerated a Jeep toward them.
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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