September 12, 2019–3:00 p.m.
GBI NEWS RELEASE
On Thursday, September 12, 2019, at approximately 03:00 AM, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer-involved shooting and conduct a death investigation.
Preliminary information indicates that Gordon County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 558 Mt. Zion Road, Resaca, Georgia after receiving a report of a domestic disturbance at this residence.
Upon arrival, deputies located the female victim, later identified as Krystal Lynne Jones, age 37, of the domestic violence and were confronted by Dwight Juliuse Jones, age 39. Dwight Jones immediately began shooting at the responding deputies and Krystal Jones. Krystal Jones was struck multiple times.
A Gordon County Sheriff Deputy returned fire at Dwight Jones, striking him at least once and allowing the deputies to remove Krystal Jones from the residence. Krystal Jones died from injuries sustained from the gunshots fired by Dwight Jones.
Dwight Jones remained in the house, armed with several firearms and ammunition, refusing to obey orders from deputies for several hours. Gordon County Sheriff Deputies were able to establish communication with Jones and ultimately convinced him to surrender. Jones was taken into custody without further incident and treated at a local hospital. Jones was lodged in the Gordon County Jail and is charged with murder and two counts of aggravated assault.
The GBI Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy on Krystal Jones.
No officers were injured in this incident.
The investigation is ongoing and once complete will be turned over to the Gordon County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.