Sunday, Mar. 26, 2023–3:18 p.m.
-David Crowder, WRGA News-
The Gordon County Sheriff’s Office has asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation into a deputy-involved shooting that occurred Sunday morning.
According to the GBI:
One man was shot and is in stable condition. No officers were injured during the incident.
Preliminary information indicates that at around 3:00 a.m., Gordon County Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted to stop a motorcycle with no tag on Highway 41.
The driver of the motorcycle did not stop and led deputies on a high-speed chase through Calhoun and crashed at the bank of Newtown Creek on Anthony Drive in Calhoun.
The motorcycle driver was later identified as Christopher Jordan Boyer, age 28, of Atlanta, GA.
Boyer stated he had a gun and made threats to shoot and kill the deputies.
Boyer then made movements with his body and hands as if he had a gun in his clothing, attempting to draw a gun.
The two deputies shot Boyer.
Boyer then jumped into the creek and said he had a gun and would kill the deputies.
Boyer stayed in the creek for almost two hours until deputies with a ballistic shield went into the creek and took him into custody.
Boyer received immediate medical attention and was taken to Floyd Medical Center in Rome.
The GBI will conduct an independent investigation of the officer-involved shooting.
When the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the Gordon County District Attorney’s Office for review.
According to the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office:
Drug-related paraphernalia and a large amount of cash were found on the man.
At the time of this incident, he was being sought by authorities in Carroll County for (felony) failure to appear in Superior Court and (felony) violation of probation.
Georgia Department of Corrections records indicate that he was convicted of aggravated assault on law enforcement officers, fleeing and eluding law enforcement officers, and other crimes in Douglas County, and is still on probation for those offenses.