x
Breaking News
More () »

GBI opens investigation after deputy shoots suspect in Banks County

Officials said the person shot is injured, and being treated. The shooting happened near Highway 441 and Shady Grove Road.
Credit: Banks County Sheriff's Office

BANKS COUNTY, Ga. — Deputies are responding to a shooting involving one of their own this Thursday in Banks County, their sheriff's office said in a Facebook post. 

The shooting happened near the intersection of Highway 441 and Shady Grove Road, the post said. That's northeast of Atlanta. 

Banks County sheriff said the suspect was injured but expected to live. They are treating them now the post said. No deputies were hurt.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was asked to come to the scene to start an independent investigation of the incident. 

At this time, deputies said the scene is still active and will take time to process. Deputies did not provide any information about what led up to the shooting or details on the suspect. 

The office did say in their post that the "Details of this investigation will be forthcoming from the GBI once their investigation is complete."

 

WAYS TO GET 11ALIVE  

SIGN UP FOR THE NEWSLETTER  

The 11Alive Speed Feed offers a curated experience of top local stories we’re following right now. Our goal is to help you feel informed every morning, even if you only have five minutes to spare. This email will be sent to your inbox at noon daily. Sign up here. 

GET IN TOUCH WITH US  

Have a story idea or something on your mind you want to share? We want to hear from you! Email us at WhereAtlantaSpeaks@11Alive.com. 

Paid Advertisement