UPDATE: On Friday, May 21, 2021, Justin Ray Green, age 39, was arrested by the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force without incident. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was previously requested to investigate an officer involved shooting involving Green that occurred on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Neither officers nor Green were injured in the original incident or subsequent arrest.

ORIGINAL RELEASE:

The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting at the request of the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office. 

Preliminary information indicates that on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at approximately 8:50 p.m., deputies were called to 137 Mountain View Rd SE Acworth, GA, about locating Justin Ray Green, 39, who was living in an outside building on the property.

Green was reportedly intoxicated and discharging a firearm at the time of the 911 call. When deputies arrived, they saw Green in the backyard of the property.  Green fired multiple shots at deputies and ran into the wooded area behind the residence. Both Green and deputies exchanged gunfire during the incident. A perimeter was established, but Green was not located by deputies.

Green is wanted for multiple misdemeanor and felony warrants including aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to contact 911.  Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.  Do not approach him.

Contact Assistant Special Agent in Charge

Brian Johnston