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Prosecutor: Officers fatally shot woman in self-defense

December 17, 2018

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.

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Information from: The Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com

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