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GBI Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Evans County

The Georgia Bureau is Investigation is conducting an investigating after an officer-involved shooting overnight in Claxton.

The Georgia Bureau is Investigation is conducting an investigating after an officer-involved shooting overnight in Claxton.


On Saturday, May 9, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Evans County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an officer involved shooting investigation.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 12:53 a.m., an Evans County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to the area of SR-169 and Archie Mitchell Road in Claxton, GA, in reference to a male who was on foot in the middle of the road. When the deputy arrived in the area, he located Yassin Mohamad, 47. The Sheriff’s Office had several encounters with Mohamed over the previous 12 hours. When the deputy attempted to make contact with Mohamed, he fled from the deputy and an altercation ultimately ensued. During the altercation, Mohamed picked up several rocks and began throwing them at the deputy, striking him once. Mohamed then charged the deputy with a larger rock at which point the deputy discharged his firearm, striking Mohamed. Mohamed was pronounced deceased at the scene. An autopsy will be conducted at the GBI Crime Lab in Pooler, GA.

The deputy was not seriously injured during this incident.

The GBI will continue its independent investigation of the officer involved shooting. Upon completion of the investigation, it will be turned over to the Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.

Jessica Szilagyi is a former Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com.

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  1. Maria Nesmith

    May 15, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    I am very concerned about the officer shooting him. Question 1 why did he not call for backup question 2 he is trained officer with the gun what are rocks going to do he could have shot him in the leg or foot. The community is in an uproar and we’re getting the Black Panthers down here to walk cuz we won’t something to be done if you wanted to be fair and we are not blind to what is going on.

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