Prosecutor: Officers fatally shot woman in self-defense
MACON, Ga. (AP) — A prosecutor says the fatal shooting of a woman by law enforcement officers in Georgia has been determined to be self-defense.
The Telegraph reports Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke made the announcement Monday, six days after 25-year-old Kaley Dee Gay was shot by officers in Lizella. He says evidence is overwhelming that the officers feared for their lives.
The officers, a Jones County deputy, a Bibb County deputy, a state Community Supervision officer and a deputy U.S. marshal, were part of a Marshals task force. They encountered Gay at a home while serving a warrant on a man, who later surrendered.
Cooke says Gay fired one shot at the officers and was trying to shoot again when her gun apparently jammed.
The state Bureau of Investigation is investigating.
Information from: The Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com