Identification of the men involved in this incident:

The man that was shot before police arrived is identified as Keith Bernard Tooley, age 52, of Toccoa.

The man that was shot by police is identified as Chanin Emil Mayfield, age 32, of Toccoa.


Toccoa, GA (July 5, 2022) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Toccoa, GA. The Toccoa Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. One man was shot prior to law enforcement’s arrival and died. A second man was shot and died during the police encounter. No officers were injured in this incident.

Preliminary information indicates that the Toccoa Police Department responded to a person shot call at the Regency Inn on West Currahee Street in Toccoa, GA. When officers arrived, they found a man who had been shot. Officers found a second man in a hotel room, previously visited by the first man. Officers saw this man with a handgun and gave verbal commands to drop the gun. He did not drop the gun and was shot by Toccoa PD officers. A handgun was located at the scene. Officers rendered aid to both men, but both died at the scene. Identification of the men is pending.

The GBI will conduct an independent investigation. Once complete, the case file will be given to the Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.


Public and Governmental Affairs Deputy Director Natalie Ammons

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