GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in NE Georgia

GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in NE Georgia

TOCCOA, Ga. — The GBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Toccoa on Tuesday afternoon.

Kenton Deshaun Hall, 48, was injured during the incident on West Spring Street and was taken to a hospital, the GBI said in a tweet. No officers were injured.

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Hall had warrants for his arrest for the crimes of murder, kidnapping, and aggravated assault.

The GBI said Hall was armed with a knife when the officers arrived on the scene. When he did not comply with officers' orders, one of the officers fired his weapon, hitting Hall once.

Hall was listed in serious condition.

It is the 63rd such investigation the agency has opened this year and the fifth officer-involved shooting since last Monday.

On Sept. 16, a person of interest in two Henry County homicides was killed during a shootout with Jonesboro police.


The next day, a Douglasville police officer "accidentally" shot a man who was struggling with a Georgia State Patrol trooper outside a Cracker Barrel, the GBI said.

On Friday, a suspected gunman was shot and killed by Gainesville police outside the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

On Sunday, a suspected gang member was killed during a shootout with Floyd County police.