THOMASVILLE — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Thomasville regional office is investigating a Saturday officer-involved shooting at Thomasville Truck Stop on the north bypass.

On Saturday night, the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to conduct the investigation.

According to a GBI press release, preliminary information shows a Thomas County/Thomasville Narcotics/Vice agent received information that a male wanted on active warrants was at the truck stop.

"The agent, along with other Thomas County Sheriff’s Office deputies, arrived to attempt to locate the vehicle with the wanted person inside," the release states.

It was reported to the GBI agent that as the drug agent was attempting to approach the vehicle, the vehicle began to speed away, and the agent fired his weapon at the fleeing vehicle.

At this time, it appears no one was shot during the incident, according to the release.

No officers were injured during the incident.

"We're referring all questions to the GBI. It's their investigation," said Louis Schofill, narcotics/vice commander.

Jamy Steinberg, special agent in charge of the Thomasville GBI office, said that other than what is in the press release, he had no further comment.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call the GBI at (229) 225-4090.

The GBI will conduct an independent investigation. Once the investigation is completed, the case will be turned over to the Thomas County district attorney’s office for review.

This is the 84th officer-involved shooting the GBI has been asked to investigate in 2020, according to the agency.

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820 

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