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September 25, 2017

Officer Involved Shooting in Macon County

Portion of 441 South near Tryphosie Road was  reduced to two lanes  earlier this morning following an officer involved shooting. Macon County Sheriff’s Office and the SBI are investigating the incident. Sheriff Joey Terrell of Habersham County Ga. and Sheriff Chad Nichols of Rabun County Ga. are also on scene and all three Sheriffs are requesting motorist to drive carefully in this particular area as investigators continue to collect evidence. Otto Fire Department assisted with medical and traffic direction.
Two individuals were transported by EMS following the incident. One of the suspects transported by EMS was suffering from a gunshot wound. The second suspect was transported for precautionary purposes.
Prior to the shooting, the vehicle was being pursued by Habersham deputies after being reported stolen and located.
No additional details are being released at this time

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