GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Henry County - UPDATE

January 8, 2019

McDonough, GA (January 8, 2019) - The subject involved in this officer involved shooting has been identified as Lance Kersey, 27, of Henry County, GA.

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McDonough, GA (January 7, 2019) – On Monday, January 7, 2019, the Henry County Police Department (HCPD) requested the GBI to conduct an officer involved shooting investigation that occurred in McDonough, Henry County, GA. Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 2:20 a.m., two HCPD officers were conducting routine patrol when they observed a potential fight in progress in the parking lot at 1158 Highway 155 South, McDonough, GA. The officers, who were riding together, pulled into the parking lot. One of the officers exited the vehicle and encountered a subject with a handgun. The officer gave verbal commands during the incident and subsequently discharged their firearm numerous times, striking the subject. The subject was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital and was reported to be in stable condition.

No officers were injured during this incident. 

The GBI will conduct its independent investigation. Once complete, it will be turned over to the Henry County District Attorney’s Office for review.

Contact Information: 
Natalie Ammons - Public Affairs Deputy Director - 404-270-8332