GBI: Athens man shot to death during road rage incident

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On Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 1:00 a.m., the GBI Regional Investigative Office in Athens was requested by the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a death investigation. Barrow County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call of a potential road rage incident.

The incident was located on the westbound side of GA Highway 316 near its intersection with Jackson Trail Road. Upon their arrival, they discovered two men had been shot.

Ketravian Tyvon Cole, 20, of Athens, was pronounced dead on the scene from apparent gunshot wounds. Another Athens man was injured by gunfire and taken to a nearby hospital.

According to the GBI, preliminary information indicates a dark colored sedan, unknown make and model, pulled up beside the victims’ vehicle and opened fire.  There were no descriptions of suspects. 

Anyone with any information pertaining to this incident should contact the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office at 770-307-3080 or the GBI Athens Office at 706-552-2309. 

Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

The information contained in this article is taken from a news release provided by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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