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Officer Involved Shooting Investigation



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Officer Involved Shooting Investigation

Friday October 28, 2022

One person is deceased after shots were fired during a chase with a four-wheeler, according to Sheriff Jonathon Horton. 

Around 10:30am today, an Etowah County Investigator attempted to stop a four-wheeler driven by a white male on Holliday Cir. in the Egypt Community. During the pursuit the male stopped the ATV on Walker Mountain Rd and ran on foot. During the foot pursuit a struggle ensued and during the altercation shots where fired resulting in a fatality. 

The name of the individual is being withheld at this time, due to next of kin notification. 

At the request of Sheriff Horton, Jacksonville State University Center for Applied Forensics and the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office have responded to the scene and will be the lead on the investigation. 

Any further information will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.