March 2nd, 2022 – 11:20 AM
Georgia Bureau of Investigation –
The GBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Polk County, GA.
The Polk County Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on Monday, February 28, 2022. One man was shot and sustained non-life-threatening injuries. One officer sustained minor injuries.
Preliminary information indicates that Polk County PD officers were investigating a man on a four-wheeler and lost sight of him after he rode into some woods. Due to the proximity of the area to the city limits of Cedartown, Polk County PD asked the Cedartown Police Department to assist.
They set up a perimeter in the area of Cedar Oak Way and during this time, the man on the four-wheeler, later identified as Taylor McGee, age 31, of Cedartown, ran over a Cedartown PD officer with his four-wheeler.
At this time, Cedartown PD and Polk County PD officers shot at McGee. McGee got away on the four-wheeler, however, he was located and taken into custody a short time later by Polk County PD. It was discovered that McGee was shot during the initial incident so he was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released.
McGee has been booked into the Polk County Jail. Polk County PD has charged McGee with possession of methamphetamine and possession of tools for the commission of a crime. The officer that was run over sustained minor abrasions.
The GBI will conduct an independent investigation of the officer-involved shooting and the aggravated assault on the police officer. Additional charges are pending. Once complete, it will be turned over to the Polk County District Attorney’s Office for review.