GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Floyd County

September 23, 2019–3:05 p.m.


The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released more information regarding an officer-involved shooting in Floyd County on Sunday.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 2:00 pm, the Rome-Floyd County SWAT Team was located in the area of 461 Chulio Road to arrest Jeffery Tyler Aycock, 28, a gang fugitive wanted for probation violation and aggravated assault of a police officer.

Floyd County Police officers had previously attempted to arrest Aycock on Wednesday, September 18, at which time Aycock fired a gun numerous times at the officers who were trying to affect Aycock’s arrest. Aycock escaped arrest and fled the area.

On Sunday, SWAT began to clear the wooded area and an abandoned house on the property and made contact with Aycock in the abandoned house. Aycock retrieved a gun from behind his back, at which time an officer gave him verbal commands to drop the weapon. When Aycock refused to comply with commands, an officer fired at Aycock, striking him. Medical assistance was called to the scene; however, Aycock was deceased.

No officers were injured during the incident.

An autopsy of Aycock will be performed by the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Decatur, GA on Wednesday.

The GBI will continue its independent investigation. Once complete, it will be turned over to the Floyd County District Attorney’s Office for review.


A man is dead following an officer-involved shooting off of Chulio Road Sunday afternoon.

Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor has identified the man as 28-year old Jeffrey Tyler Aycock.

He was pronounced dead at 3:15 p.m. from multiple gunshot wounds.

As you may remember, police had been searching for Aycock since last Tuesday after he shot at Floyd County Police Officers as they were serving a warrant on Sam Harris Road.

Proctor said Aycock’s body is being sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is handling the probe into the shooting and is expected to release more information later today.

Two Chulio Road residents were jailed Sunday at around the same time the shooting occurred.

According to reports at the Floyd County Jail, 41-year old Guy Anthony Haney Jr. knew that Aycock was staying on his property.

Haney and 24-year old Victoria Jade Shaffer are both charged with felony hindering the apprehension of a criminal.

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