White, GA – The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office has requested the GBI investigate a shooting involving two of their deputies this afternoon. The initial information provided to the GBI is that at 3:22 PM the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a man, who has not been identified, who had a large stick and was threatening the caller. Two deputies responded to the scene, in the area of 318 and 538 Spring Place in White, where they encountered the man who was only wearing boxer shorts and a baseball hat. The man charged one of the deputies with the stick and was yelling threats at the deputy. The other deputy then shot the man. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The deputies were not injured during the incident.
The GBI will conduct an independent investigation to determine what occurred during the incident. When the investigation is complete it will be turned over to the district attorney for any action she deems appropriate.