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The GBI has identified the male hiker found on January 21, 2022, off the Benton MacKaye Trail in Fannin County Georgia as Stephen Lucas Ryan, 41, of Pennsylvania.
This identification was made because of the work of the FBI, GBI Crime Lab and the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs).
Thank you to those that shared information to help identify the hiker.
The GBI is requesting assistance from the public in identifying a deceased man believed to be a hiker on Springer Mountain found on January 21, 2022. The man was found specifically off the Benton MacKaye Trail, which is part of the Appalachian Trail in Fannin County. A forensic artist’s rendering of the man is attached.
The man involved in this officer involved shooting is identified as Nickolas Elisha Pierson, age 20.
Atlanta, GA (April 16, 2022) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Atlanta, GA. The Atlanta Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on Saturday, April 16, 2022. One man died in the incident.
Update: April 15, 2022
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Grantville Police Department announce the arrest of Jacob Christian Muse, 21, of College Park, Georgia. Muse is charged with three counts of Malice Murder in connection with the April 8, 2022 triple homicide at the Lock, Stock & Barrel Shooting Range in Grantville, Georgia. Muse has been booked into the Coweta County Jail and this joint investigation remains active and ongoing
Homer, GA (April 15, 2022) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Homer, Banks County, GA. The Banks County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on April 14, 2022. One man is shot. No deputies were injured.
Thomasville, GA (April 14, 2022) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Thomasville, GA. The Thomas County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on April 14, 2022. One man is shot. No officers were injured.
Savannah, GA (April 12, 2022) - The man involved in this OIS with Savannah police officers is identified as David Paul Dixon, age 36, of Jackson, Louisiana.
Savannah, GA (April 10, 2022) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Savannah, GA. The Savannah Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on April 10, 2022. One man has died. No officers were injured.
Winder, GA (April 12, 2022) – The GBI is assisting with a death investigation in Winder, Georgia. The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to assist with the investigation on April 11, 2022. One man has been shot and killed.
Cusseta, GA (April 7, 2022) - On Monday, March 28, 2022, a Chattahoochee County Grand Jury indicted Marcellus McCluster, age 64, formerly of Richland, GA, for the 1982 murder of René Dawn Blackmore, then age 20, of Arizona.
Cobb County, GA (April 7, 2022) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Cobb County, GA. The Cobb County Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on April 6, 2022. One man died in the incident. No officers were injured.
Preliminary information indicates that at around 5:00 p.m., numerous officers from the Cobb County Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a SUV on the Chastain Road bridge over Interstate 75. During the traffic stop, a male passenger in the SUV, identified as Demarco Mauge, age 20, of Duluth, displayed a firearm. Multiple Cobb County P.D. officers fired their guns, hitting Mauge . Mauge, holding a gun in his hand, was pronounced deceased on scene. The Cobb County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy.
The GBI investigation is active and ongoing. Once the
Dublin, Georgia (April 7, 2022) – On Wednesday, April 6, 2022, De’Andrian Coady, age 22, of Dublin, was arrested at his residence for one count of murder, four counts of aggravated assault and three counts of cruelty to children in the first degree.
On Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 1:18 p.m., the Dublin Police Department responded to 200 River View Drive, Apartment 214 about a shooting. Upon arrival, police found Zachary Scott Jr., age 31, unresponsive outside of the residence. Scott was later taken to Fairview Park Hospital where he died from his injuries. The Dublin Police Department subsequently requested the assistance of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s regional investigative office in Eastman. The investigation revealed Coady and Scott got into an argument which turned physical. During the fight, Scott was shot.