LOWNDES Co., GA (WTXL) - Authorities have released the name of a man killed in an officer involved shooting.
Jim Redmond, the man who died at the hospital, was wanted on U.S. Military charges for desertion out of Fort Braggs, North Carolina, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Lowndes County Deputies Perry Connell, Jimmy Royals, Derrik McLeod, Robbie Norris, James Champion, Matthew Porter, and Will Neel are all on administrative leave pending an investigation into the shooting. A Georgia State Trooper named Brian Bass was also placed on administrative leave.
The GBI was called in to investigate the incident shortly after it happened.
GBI officials say on Tuesday, deputies spotted a vehicle at the gas station, matching the description of one used in an armed robbery in Hahira earlier in the day.
GBI says a deputy interviewed the woman in the car, now identified as Crystal Redd, and learned Redmond was in the back seat, armed with a pistol.
That deputy called for backup, and officials say officers made several attempts to get Redmond to surrender, but he didn't.
GBI says he got out of the vehicle with a pistol and pointed it at law enforcement officers, who then fired at him.
He was taken to the South Georgia Medical Center, but died from his injuries.