GBI launches independent investigation into 11th police shooting in weeks

FLOYD COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a deadly trooper-involved shooting in Floyd County.

GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said a woman was killed in the shooting, which happened on Highway 411 at the East Bypass shortly after 3 p.m. Georgia State Patrol said the shooting involved one of its troopers.

At a news conference Monday night, authorities identified the victim as Kimberly McCann, 55.

Miles says it all began with a car chase in Cave Springs.

“I saw cop cars come down the road, about seven of them with their lights on they turned in the middle of the road, blocked a truck that was headed going towards Cartersville on 111," said Amy Di Penti, who saw the chaos unfold outside of the gas station she works at.


Investigators said McCan was speeding through a school zone in Cave Springs and didn't stop when officers tried to pull her over.

“Floyd County sheriff’s deputies, Floyd County police officers and Georgia State Patrol troopers joined in the chase, subsequently McCan crashed in which several police vehicles were struck, " said GBI Special Agent Greg Ramey.

Deputies say she saw officers approach the car.

“The police were trying to knock out the windows then I heard a shot. McCan opened fire at the officers, four officers returned fire,” Ramey said.

No officers were hurt but Di Penti said she heard a lot of gunfire.

“They were already surrounding the vehicle 'cause they had tried to knock the windows out and then the cops just started firing," she said.

This is the eleventh officer-involved shooting that has happened across the state in a matter of weeks, according to the GBI.