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WOMAN DIES IN OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING

Written by Matt Davis on May 8, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

A Cedartown woman died in an officer-involved shooting on Highway 411 in Rome on Monday, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

The Floyd County Police Department, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia State Patrol called upon the GBI to investigate the shooting that resulted in the death of 55-year-old Kimberley R. McCann.

Greg Ramey, Special Agent in Charge for the GBI’s Region 1 office located in Calhoun, says that McCann was speeding through a school zone in Cave Spring.  Cave Spring Police initiated a traffic stop, but McCann did not stop.  A chase then ensued; Floyd County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Floyd County Police officers and troopers from the Georgia State Patrol joined that chase.  McCann eventually crashed, striking multiple vehicles.  She opened fire at officers. Four officers returned fire, and McCann died as a result of injuries sustained in the shooting.

No officers were injured in the incident.  Officers involved in the shooting included Leonard Whaley and Chris Shelley with the FCPD, Trooper Jamie Mitchell of the GSP and Deputy Devin Womack with the FCSO.

The GBI continues an independent investigation into the matter.  Once it is complete, it will be turned over to the Floyd County Judicial Circuit for their review.

Ramey hosted a news conference on Monday evening to relay information on the shooting, which shut down a section of Highway 411 for hours.

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