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Augusta Man Killed By Police in Rome: What We Know


The Gist: During a confrontation following an armed robbery in Rome, a police officer fatally shot a suspect.

The Details: A tense situation in Rome escalated on February 23, when an armed robbery at the Hi-Tech convenience store led to a fatal police shooting.

According to preliminary reports, an individual entered the store around 11:10 a.m., brandishing a firearm and demanding money from a clerk. The suspect, later identified as 34-year-old Kelvin Gerard Jackson of Augusta, was confronted by responding Rome Police Department officers as he fled the scene.

The chase ended on McGhee Street, where Jackson was shot and killed by an officer. A gun was found next to Jackson’s body, which is now slated for an autopsy at the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Decatur. No officers were injured.

What’s Next?: The investigation’s findings will be reviewed by the Floyd County District Attorney’s Office, which will decide the subsequent legal proceedings, marking the next phase in seeking justice and understanding in this case.

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