• Man shoots 3 people, later killed in deputy-involved shooting, GBI says

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    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ga. - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has taken over the investigation into a deputy-involved shooting in Franklin County.

    According to investigators, deputies were called to a home at 585 Roberts Lane around 10 p.m. Sunday in response to a domestic disturbance.

    The GBI said that James Brian Kay, 54, shot multiple people in the home with a shotgun.

    During the incident, Kay came out of the house with a shotgun and fired in the direction of a marked patrol car, investigators said.

    Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy James Justice fired one round which struck Kay, the GBI said.

    Kay was pronounced dead at the scene.  


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    In total, three people were found shot at the home, all with serious wounds. The three were transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC. 

    An 11-year-old was also present at the time of the shooting, but hid inside the home and was not shot.

    GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles tweeted about the investigation early Monday morning.

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