GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in DeKalb County

DeKalb County, GA (September 30, 2020) – On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 2:30 p.m., federal deputies with the United States Marshals Service and deputies with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office were located at a residence in the 3800 block of Kensingwood Trace in Decatur to arrest Demarco Riley, 27.  Riley was wanted for murder in connection with the death of Charles Hunt on September 22, 2020, in Decatur. 

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Douglas County

Douglasville, GA (September 29, 2020) - On Monday, September 28, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) to investigate an officer involved shooting.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Mitchell County involving Grady County Sheriff’s Office Deputy

UPDATE: Involved in this OIS were David Kennedy, 42, of Whigham, GA and Grady County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kenneth Weston.

Camilla, GA (September 29, 2020) – On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at approximately 1:11 a.m., the GBI was requested by the Grady County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred in Mitchell County.

Arrest Made in Bacon County Theft Investigation 

Alma, GA (September 28, 2020) – On Friday, September 25, 2020, the GBI arrested Constance “Connie” Johnson, 54, and charged her with Felony Theft By Taking.

Child Sexual Exploitation Investigation Leads to One Arrest in Whitfield County

Dalton, GA (September 24, 2020) – On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, the GBI arrested Zachary Moore, 20, of Dalton, and charged him with three counts of Possession of Child Pornography, Creation of Child Pornography, Child Molestation, Aggravated Sodomy, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession and Use of Drug Related Objects. Agents and digital forensic investigators with the GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit, with the assistance of the Dalton Police Department, executed a search warrant at Moore’s residence in Dalton. An investigation into Moore’s internet activity by the GBI’s CEACC Unit began after a report was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) related to the possession of child pornography by Moore via the internet.

Drug Arrests in Toccoa, Stephens County

Toccoa, GA (September 23, 2020) - On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, the Toccoa Police Department, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, the Georgia Department of Community Supervision, and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office conducted a search at 182 Hughes Street, Toccoa, Stephens County, GA. 

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Oconee County

Oconee County, GA (September 22, 2020) - The subject in this OIS has been identified as Julia Moss, age 40, of Athens, GA.

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Oconee County, GA (September 21, 2020) – On Monday, September 21, 2020, at approximately 11:03 a.m., the GBI was requested by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) to investigate an officer involved shooting.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia (September 22, 2020) – On Monday, September 21, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Atlanta Police Department to conduct an officer involved shooting investigation. 

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 7:25 p.m., a 911 call was placed about a domestic disturbance near 510 Cassanova Street SE, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.  When officers arrived, they observed Dearian Bell, 28, of Atlanta, and his wife inside a vehicle.  At some point, Bell retrieved a firearm from the vehicle and exited the vehicle.  For approximately 12 minutes, Bell held the firearm and walked around the area ignoring verbal commands to put the gun down.  At one point, Bell advanced toward an APD officer.  At that time, the APD officer discharged her firearm, striking Bell.  Officers rendered aid to Bell at the scene.  Bell was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

GBI Makes Arrest in Coffee County Murder and Aggravated Assault

Douglas, GA (September 22, 2020) – On Saturday, September 19, 2020, the GBI arrested Oscar Manuel Camacho, 71, and charged him with one count of Felony Murder, two counts of Aggravated Assault, and Possession of Firearm during the commission of certain crimes. Camacho was booked into the Coffee County Jail.v

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Pickens County

Talking Rock, Georgia (September 20,2020)  – On Saturday, September 19, 2020, at approximately 11:40 a.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an officer involved shooting investigation. 

The investigation revealed that at approximately 11 a.m., the Pickens County 911 Center received a trespass call at a residence in Talking Rock, Georgia.  The subject was identified by the 911 caller as Derek Cooper, 52, of Acworth, Georgia.  The caller indicated there was a restraining order against Cooper and that Cooper attempted to kill his wife during a domestic incident this week.  Cooper was in fact out on bond for the domestic violence incident with conditions of no contact with his wife and children.  The wife, children and another family member were hiding inside the residence.