GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Monroe, GA

October 18, 2018

Monroe, GA (October 18, 2018) – On October 18, 2018, the Monroe Police Department (MPD) requested the GBI to investigate an officer involved shooting.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 8:53 AM, a 911 call was received in reference to a man with a weapon on 409 East Marable Street, Monroe, GA. Two MPD officers responded and encountered Mahlon Edward Summerour, age 63, wearing what appeared to be a curtain over his clothing and officers observed him carrying a weapon.  During the encounter, Summerour pointed the weapon at one of the officers.  One officer fired a shot at Summerour, striking him in the chest.  Summerour was transported to a local hospital where he later died. 

It was later determined that the weapon was a replica Thompson submachine gun.

No officers were injured in this incident.

The GBI will continue its independent investigation. Once complete, it will be turned over to the Alcovy Judicial Circuit for review. 

Contact Information: 
Nelly Miles - Public Affairs Director - 404/270-8330