The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released a statement concerning an officer-involved shooting in Floyd County on Sunday.
According to the release from the GBI, preliminary information indicates that at approximately 2 pm, the Floyd County and Rome Police SWAT Team was located in the area of 461 Chulio Road to arrest Jeffery Tyler Aycock, age 28, a gang fugitive wanted for probation violation and the aggravated assault of a police officer. Floyd County Police had previously attempted to arrest Aycock on Tuesday, September 17th, at which time Aycock fired numerous gunshots at the officers who were trying to arrest him. Aycock escaped arrest and fled the area.
On Sunday, September 22nd, as the SWAT members arrived in the area of 461 Chulio Road, they began to clear the wooded area and an abandoned house at the property. SWAT members came in contact with Aycock in the abandoned house. Aycock retrieved a gun from behind his back, at which time an officer gave him verbal commandsd to drop the weapon. Upon his refusal to comply with those commands, an officer fired at and hit Aycock. Medical assistance was called to the scene; however, Aycock was already deceased.
An autopsy of Aycock is scheduled for this Wednesday, September 25th by the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Decatur.
No officers were injured during this incident.
The GBI will continue its independent investigation into this incident. Upon its completion, it will be turned over to the Floyd County District Attorney’s Office for review.