Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength said that three narcotics officers went to an address in the 1900 block of Ohio Avenue to attempt to arrest a man on several felony warrants. The officers confronted the man in the front yard with one officer standing directly behind his vehicle and two officers standing on the sides. When the man put the vehicle in reverse and drove in the direction of one of the officers, the deputies fired several shots, the sheriff said. The man continued traveling down the roadway in reverse for about 200 yards before getting out of the vehicle and collapsing.
The man was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and was pronounced dead at 9:38 p.m., according to Richmond County Deputy Coroner Johnny McDonald.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting, Sheriff Strength said.
The names of the officers and the victim were not released.