The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested a state trooper following an investigation into an officer-involved shooting on August 8th.
According to the GBI:
On Friday, August 14, 2020, in coordination with the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Jacob Gordon Thompson, age 27, on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault. He will be booked into the Screven County Jail. The investigation supports the charges and is active and ongoing. Thompson has been terminated from the Department of Public Safety, Georgia State Patrol.
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE
Screven County, GA (August 8, 2020) – On Friday, August 7, 2020, at approximately 9:20 PM, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) to investigate an officer involved shooting.
Preliminary information shows that a trooper attempted to stop a Nissan Sentra for a traffic related offense on Stoney Pond Road in Screven County. The car refused to stop and led the trooper on a brief chase down several county roads. The trooper initiated a Precision Intervention Technique (PIT) and the car came to a stop in the ditch. The trooper fired one round, striking Julian Edward Roosevelt Lewis, age 60. Lewis was pronounced deceased on scene. An autopsy will be conducted at the GBI Crime Lab.
No officers were injured in this incident.
The GBI will continue its independent investigation. Once completed, it will be turned over to the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney for review.
August 15, 2020 at 10:55 am
It appears that the people in the GBI are ouy to try and make a name for them selves with their over zealous attempts to be come judge jury and prosecutor.
August 15, 2020 at 5:38 pm
I HOPE THIS MAN IS GIVEN THE JUSTICE HE DESERVES. HIS LIFE AND CAREER HAVE BEEN DESTROYED , BUT THE TAKING OF LIFE SHOULD ONLY HAPPEN IN SITUATIONS OF SELF DEFENSE – DID THIS PATROLMAN THINK HIS LIFE WAS AT RISK?
HOW MANY GOOD LAW ABIDING CITIZENS HAVE BEEN MURDERED IN GA BECAUSE OF THE NO-KNOCK WARRANT LAW? LOST A GREAT CHRISTIAN NEIGHBOR TWO YEARS AGO MURDERED BY A WALKER COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTY FOLLOWING A TIP FROM A MENTALLY ILL WOMAN. THIS MAN WAS MURDERED IN FRONT OF HIS WIFE AND GRANDCHILDREN IN THE PRIVACY OF HIS HOME. GOD BLESS THE FAMILY OF MARK PARKINSON, CHICKAMAUGA, GA. IN 2018. WHY WAS THIS DEPUTY NOT CHARGED?