ELLIJAY - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released details and the identity of a man shot by authorities on Tuesday.
According to the press release the GBI was requested by the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an officer involved shooting investigation in the area of Quarles Lane in Ellijay.
Preliminary information indicates that a 911 call was made to the Gilmer County 911 Center at approximately 7:31 p.m. The caller indicated that Willie McCoy, 39, of Ellijay was asked to leave the area of the residence and refused. The caller said McCoy was armed with a gun and was trying to force his way into the residence.
Given this information and the fact that McCoy had outstanding felony warrants for aggravated assault and home invasion, officers from both the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office and the Ellijay Police Department responded to the location.
Upon their arrival officers encountered McCoy who was pointing a gun at them. As a result, McCoy was shot multiple times. EMTs staged with officers and were able to provide immediate medical care to McCoy. McCoy was transported to a hospital for treatment, where he remains.This case marks the 78th officer-involved shooting the GBI has investigated this year