Camden County, GA (October 16, 2023) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Camden County, Georgia. The Camden County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on Monday, October 16, 2023. One man was shot and killed. No deputies were injured in this incident.   

Preliminary information indicates that at about 7:30 a.m., a Camden County deputy initiated a traffic stop on Interstate 95 Northbound, just south of Mile Marker 9 in Camden County, GA. The driver of the car, later identified as Leonard Allan Cure, age 53, got out of the car at the deputy’s request. Cure complied with the officer’s commands until learning that he was under arrest. After not complying with the deputy's requests, the deputy tased Cure. Cure assaulted the deputy. The deputy used the Taser for a second time and an ASP baton; however, Cure still did not comply. The deputy pulled out his gun and shot Cure. EMT’s treated Cure, but he later died.

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


Public & Governmental Affairs Director Nelly Miles

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