Warner Robins, GA (January 31, 2023) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Warner Robins, GA. The Warner Robins Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on January 31, 2023. One man was shot. No officers were injured during the incident.
Preliminary information indicates that at 7:39 a.m., the U.S. Marshals Service Middle Georgia Fugitive Task Force was at 209 Somerset Drive, Warner Robins, Houston County, GA, to execute arrest warrants on Renaldo Rashad Smith, age 32. Smith was wanted for felony charges from Houston County. Task Force Officers made contact with Smith who immediately barricaded himself inside the home. During this time, officers heard gunshots inside the home. Task Force Officers backed away and established a perimeter. The Warner Robins Police Department and Houston County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene to assist. There was a standoff for the next several hours with negotiators from the Warner Robins Police Department communicating with Smith, encouraging him to surrender. At 1:43 p.m., Smith fired shots towards officers from inside the home. Warner Robins PD officers returned fire, shooting Smith. Smith was subsequently removed from the home and taken to Atrium Health Navicent in Macon for treatment. He is stable condition with a non-life threatening injuries.
The GBI will conduct an independent investigation of the officer involved shooting and the aggravated assault on the officers. Charges against Smith are pending. Once complete, the case file will be given to the Houston County District Attorney’s Office for review.