Sylvester, GA (July 1, 2021) – On Thursday, July 1, 2021, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Worth County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) to investigate an officer involved shooting.

Preliminary information indicates that at around 8:28 a.m., a WCSO deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 2010 Mercury Milan on U.S. Hwy 82 in Sylvester, Worth County, GA. The vehicle, driven by Antwain Wade, 28, of Albany, did not stop and a chase ensued. The chase came to an end on U.S. Hwy 82 West near County Line Road in Sylvester. The deputy exited his vehicle and gave commands for Wade to get out of his vehicle. Wade did not comply and at some point drove into the direction of the deputy. The deputy fired his weapon, striking Wade. Wade was transported to a local hospital where he is in serious condition.

The deputy was not injured during this incident.

The GBI will conduct an independent investigation. Once completed, it will be provided to the Tifton Judicial Circuit District Attorney for review.


Public and Governmental Affairs Deputy Director Natalie Ammons

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