From the GBI: The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Calhoun, Gordon County, GA. The Calhoun Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on Thursday, January 6, 2022. One man was shot and has died. No officers were injured.
Preliminary information indicates on January 6, 2022, at approximately 3:45 a.m., Calhoun Police Department officers responded to 121 ½ Adair St. in Calhoun in reference to a burglary in progress and it was reported the burglar was armed with a knife. The responding officers encountered Jose Brito Lopez, age 37, of Calhoun, inside of the residence. Lopez failed to comply with the officers’ commands to show them his hands and he continued to advance toward the officers. One of the officers tased Lopez but the taser was ineffective, and Lopez continued to advance toward the officers. Lopez was shot by one of the other officers at the scene that he was advancing toward and died. None of the occupants of the home were injured.
The GBI will conduct an independent investigation. Once complete, it will be turned over to the Gordon County District Attorney’s Office for review.
One man is dead and an investigation is under way following an officer-involved shooting on Adair Street in Calhoun, Police Chief Tony Pyle says.
“I have asked the the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to conduct an independent investigation into the shooting incident,” Pyle said in a statement.
We’re awaiting comment from the GBI as well.