GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Walton County
The man involved in this OIS with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office has been identified as Ted Frank Tippy, age 52. Tippy has ties to Maryland and West Virginia.
Monroe, GA (June 25, 2021) – On Thursday, June 24, 2021, at approximately 7:55 p.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) to investigate an officer involved shooting.
Preliminary information indicates that at around 4:50 p.m., several WCSO deputies traveled to an address off Blackberry Cove Lane in Monroe, GA, to serve an out of state felony warrant on a man believed to be at that residence. Deputies made contact with the man, but he confronted the deputies with a handgun. The deputies gave verbal commands for him to put the gun down. The man fired the gun into the ceiling of the residence during the standoff. At one point, the man had put the gun down, but he then picked up the gun again and made an aggressive move toward the deputies. The deputies fired their weapons, striking the man. Deputies attempted to render aid, however, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. ID of the man is pending next of kin notification.
An autopsy will be conducted at the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur at a later date. No deputies or officers were injured in this incident.
The GBI will continue its independent investigation. Once completed, it will be provided to the Alcovy Judicial Circuit District Attorney for review.