Adel, GA (April 25, 2020) – On Friday, April 24, 2020, the GBI’s Douglas Regional Office received a request from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 9:59 p.m., on Friday, April 24, 2020, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 1991 Boone Road in Adel, Cook County, Georgia, regarding a report of shots fired. The first responding deputy made contact with Roy Joiner, 67. Joiner had a gun and exchanged gunfire with the deputy which resulted Joiner’s death. Deputies had responded to this residence earlier in the evening to a report of Joiner threating people with a knife. A search for Joiner was conducted and arrest warrants were being prepared when the second call was received.

No officers were injured during this incident.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the Cook County Sheriff’s Office at (229) 896-74711 or the GBI Region 4 office at (912) 389-4103. The GBI will continue its independent investigation. When completed, the case will be turned over to the Alapaha Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.


ASAC Jason Seacrist


Special Agent in Charge Mark Pro