From the GBI: On Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region One office was requested to investigate an officer-involved shooting.
Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 2 p.m., the Floyd County/Rome PD SWAT Team was located in the area of 461 Chulio Road, Rome, to arrest Jeffery Tyler Aycock, 28, a gang fugitive wanted for probation violation and aggravated assault of a police officer. Floyd County Police officers had previously attempted to arrest Aycock on at which time Aycock fired a gun numerous times at the officers who were trying to affect Aycock’s arrest. Aycock escaped arrest and fled the area.
On Sunday, September 22, 2019, as SWAT members arrived in the area of 461 Chulio Road, they began to clear the wooded area and an abandoned house on the property. SWAT members made contact with Aycock in the abandoned house. Aycock retrieved a gun from behind his back, at which time an officer gave him verbal commands to drop the weapon. When Aycock refused to comply with commands, an officer fired at Aycock, striking him. Medical assistance was called to the scene; however, Aycock was deceased.
An autopsy of Aycock will be performed by the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Decatur, GA on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.
No officers were injured during the incident.
The GBI will continue its independent investigation. Once complete, it will be turned over to the Floyd County District Attorney’s Office for review.
The man wanted on charges of firing at Floyd County Police officers during an attempted arrest Tuesday evening has been identified as the suspect killed in an exchange of fire with officers at a home off Chulio Road Sunday afternoon.
Jefferey Tyler Aycock, 28, died of multiple gunshot wounds in the exchange with Floyd County Police, Coroner Gene Proctor confirms. Aycock’s body will be taken to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy as part of that agency’s investigation into the fatal shooting (a standard practice).
Aycock had been on the run since shorterly after officers arrived at 85 Sam Harris Road, seeking him on probation violation and contempt of court charges, according to FCPD Sgt. Chris Fincher in an earlier interview.
- His father, Todd Aycock, let officers into the residence but then stood between them and his son who appeared to be in a bedroom.
- An officer saw the son reach for a weapon and the officers left the home to take up defensive positions. An exchange of gunfire followed with no injuries reported.
- During the exchange, the son managed to flee the home in a 2002 white Chevy Suburban.
- The father was arrested for interferring with officers. He was “aggitated” throughout the initial exchange and afterward, Fincher says.
Also Sunday, two people were arrested at the site of a fatal shooting. Jail reports show Guy Anthony Haney Jr., 41, and Victoria Jade Shaffer, 24, both were charged with hindering the apprehension or punishment of a criminal. The narrative goes on to describe that the “criminal” was “Tyler Aycock, who was known to have committed a felony. Both subjects were together at 461 Chulio Road on the date and time reported.” That time was 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Both remained in the Floyd County Jail on Sunday evening.
From WSB TV: Channel 2’s crew caught an image of the mobile home up the hill off Chulio Road in East Rome where the exchane of gunfire took place. The image is the above. For more on the WSB report, click channel 2
One person is dead following an officer-involved shooting off Chulio Road in eastern Floyd County on Sunday afternoon. The Floyd County Police Department has contacted the GBI which will investigate the shooting as is standard procedure. All additional commente is being referred to the GBI.
From the GBI, around 3:40 p.m.
The GBI has been requested by Floyd County PD to investigate an officer involved shooting. Agents are en route.
Earlier this year, FCPD was involved in another officer-involved shooting.
Media release: On Thursday, May 23, 2019, the GBI was requested by the Floyd County Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting on Kingston Highway, Rome, Floyd County, GA.
Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 6:20 AM, the Metro Drug Task Force and SWAT team were executing a warrant for drugs & weapons at 1933 Kingston Highway.
The subject, identified as Michael Lee Spears, age 44, had the residence barricaded. Once officers made entry, Spears fired upon officers. Officers returned fire, striking Spears.
Members of the SWAT team were able to render first aid until EMS arrived. Spears was transported to Floyd Medical Center where he is being treated for his injuries.
No officers were injured in this incident.
The GBI will continue its independent investigation. Once complete, it will be provided to the Floyd County District Attorney’s Office for review.
The last fatal officer-involved shooting in Floyd County was in May 2018:
Preliminary information from authorities indicate that McCann was driving through a school zone in Cave Springs at a high rate of speed. Cave Springs Police initiated a traffic stop. McCann did not stop and a chase ensued. Floyd County Sheriff’s deputies, Floyd County Police Officer and Georgia State Patrol troopers joined the chase. Subsequently, McCann crashed, striking multiple vehicles. McCann opened fire at officers. Four officers returned fire. McCann died as a result of her injuries.
No officers were injured during this incident. The officers have been identified as Officer Leonard Whaley (Floyd County Police Department), Officer Chris Shelley (Floyd County Police Department), Trooper Jamie Mitchell (Georgia State Patrol), and Deputy Devin Womack (Floyd County Sheriff’s Office).
The GBI will continue its independent investigation. Once complete it will be turned over to the Floyd County Judicial Circuit for review.