COWETA COUNTY, Ga. - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a deadly shooting during a police chase in Coweta County early Monday morning.
Officials with the GBI tell FOX 5 that shortly after 4 a.m., deputies with the Coweta County Sheriff's Office were alerted to a police pursuit that was entering the county.
The high speed chase continued into the western part of the county, where officials say the suspected driver went on the wrong side of the roadway.
Deputies tried multiple PIT maneuvers on the vehicle before eventually stopping the car on Handy Road.
When deputies approached the vehicle, authorities say the driver accelerated back toward the road. At that point, officials say the deputies used "deadly force."
The male driver was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
At this time, officials have not released the identity of the man.
The GBI will do their own investigation in the shooting and turn it over to authorities after it is finished.
This is the fourth officer-involved shooting in Georgia so far in 2023.