Monroe, GA (November 18, 2019) – On Monday, November 18, 2019, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Monroe Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting.

Preliminary information indicates that last night around 9:30 pm, Monroe PD responded to a 911 hang up call at the Haven Inn in Monroe, GA. Once officers arrived, it was determined there was a dispute between the hotel and patrons. Monroe PD officers made repeated attempts to identify a male subject on scene.  Chad Joyner, age 35, was located in a Jeep, refused officers’ commands, and suddenly accelerated. One officer fired at the vehicle. Joyner was struck at least twice. Joyner was taken to a hospital where he continues to be treated.

No officers were injured in the incident.

The GBI will continue its independent investigation. Once complete, it will be turned over to the Walton County District Attorney for review. 

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Nelly Miles