Douglasville, GA (September 29, 2020) - On Monday, September 28, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) to investigate an officer involved shooting.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 7:30 a.m., a DCSO deputy was dispatched to a residence in the 5000 block of Lake Field Drive in Douglasville regarding an assault. Upon arrival, the deputy made entry into the residence where he found a female with stab wounds. The male suspect, identified as Kilpatrick Key, 40, of Douglasville, was located on the second floor of the residence. When the deputy attempted to make contact with him, Key jumped from an interior balcony to the first floor and fled out the front door. The deputy gave chase and when he made it outside, Key was in the deputy’s patrol car. Key drove the patrol car toward the deputy, who was struck by the front of the vehicle. The deputy fired at the car during the incident.

Key drove the patrol car to the 3700 block of Reynolds Road where the he wrecked. Key fled from the wrecksite on foot, but was apprehended by DCSO deputies a short distance away. 

The female victim was taken to Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center, where she is in critical condition. 

The deputy was treated at Wellstar Cobb Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and released.

Key is being held at the Douglas County Jail, charged with numerous felonies by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

The GBI will continue an independent investigation. Once complete, the case will be turned over to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office for review.


Public and Governmental Affairs Deputy Director Natalie Ammons

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