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GBI: 1 hurt in officer-involved shooting in Berrien County

Officer Involved Shooting
Posted at 10:31 AM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 10:31:04-05

BERRIEN COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says it is investigating after a shot was fired at an officer in Berrien County, leading that officer to shoot back.

According to a press release from the GBI, Nashville Police officers responded to a domestic dispute around 3 p.m. Sunday near Mell Avenue.

When they arrived, a witness told them a person involved in the incident was driving a red Jeep.

As the officer was gathering information from the witness, the GBI said the red Jeep passed by so the officer tried to pull the car over.

As the officer approached the Jeep, a shot was fired, and the officer returned fire, hitting 21-year-old Dearius Lamar Reed inside the Jeep.

Reed was taken to the South Georgia Medical Center for treatment. The Nashville Police Department officer was not injured in the shooting, according to the release.

The GBI says it will continue its independent investigation and will submit the case to the Alapaha Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review once their investigation is complete.