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Georgia Bureau of Investigation to investigate officer involved shooting in Lowndes County

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Posted at 3:18 PM, Jun 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-14 22:52:20-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — A Lowndes County resident died in an officer involved shooting.

The GBI has been called in to take a closer look.

Monday the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by Lowndes County Sherriff's office to investigate an officer involved shooting.

A resident of Ginger Trail called because a man was threatening to harm himself inside of his home.

When officers arrived, they found the man behind his house.

"During the incident after they found him behind the house with a handgun, at some point he was shot and later died at the hospital," Natalie Ammons Deputy Director for Public and Governmental Affairs for the GBI said.

The investigation is still ongoing and no further information has been disclosed at this time.