Madison, GA (February 6, 2021) – On Saturday, February 6, 2021, at approximately 12:25 p.m., the GBI was requested by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an officer involved shooting investigation on I-20 westbound at mile marker 110 in Madison, Morgan County, GA.
Preliminary information indicates at approximately 11:49 a.m., a Greene County deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding, at which time a chase ensued. The vehicle was being driven by a male subject identified as Aaron Lamont Jenkins, 19, of South Carolina. The chase continued into Morgan County, where a Georgia State Patrol trooper assisted with the chase. The chase continued on I-20 westbound in Morgan County.
During the chase, Jenkins ran one Greene County deputy off the road and hit another Greene County deputy’s vehicle. At approximately 12:09 p.m., a Georgia State Patrol trooper used a PIT maneuver and Jenkins wrecked his vehicle and came to a stop. After the deputy and trooper told Jenkins to show them his hands and he refused, the deputy and trooper noticed Jenkins had a gun. Jenkins fired a shot and the deputy and trooper fired at Jenkins, striking him. Jenkins was transported to Piedmont Regional in Athens, Georgia where he is in stable condition. Jenkins is being charged with one count each of Aggravated Assault Against a Police Officer and Felony Obstruction. Jenkins will be transported to the Morgan County Jail upon release from the hospital.
No officers were injured during this incident.
The GBI will conduct an independent investigation. Once complete, it will be turned over to the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.