Armed robbery suspect shot by LCSO deputy

| January 19, 2016

Adam Floyd |

VALDOSTA – A suspect who reportedly robbed a Hahira grocery store at gunpoint Tuesday was shot shortly after by a Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office deputy at an Interstate 75 Exit 11 gas station.

At around noon, the Hahira Police Department received a report of an armed robbery at the Harvey’s Supermarket at 775 Highway 122 West, said LCSO Capt. Stryde Jones.

Deputies caught up with the suspect at the Pilot Travel Center off of I-75 Exit 11 at 3495 Madison Highway.

“A BOLO (Be-On-The-Lookout) was given to our deputies. One of our deputies encountered who we believe to be the person here at the store. Immediately when they pulled in, our deputy pulled in behind him,” Jones said.

The white male suspect was travelling with a woman in a white car, Jones said. The car was parked next to a gas pump directly across from the entrance to the store.

“The gentleman turned out to be armed, and the deputy wound up using force,” Jones said. “Shots were fired, and the gentleman was taken to the hospital.”

The suspect was taken to South Georgia Medical Center for treatment where his condition is unknown.

The woman riding with the suspect was taken into custody, Jones said.

No one else was reportedly hurt or injured during the incident or the robbery in Hahira, Jones said.

The names of the suspects have not been released. The identity of the deputy involved in the shooting will likely not be released until more information is provided by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which is now handling the investigation. will release more information as it becomes available.


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5 Comments on "Armed robbery suspect shot by LCSO deputy"

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  1. blacksheep says:

    Lets see how long it takes to post this guys photo and lets see how long it stays up curious minds want to know

    • JustACasualObserver says:

      Here’s a better question. How long will it be until the suspects family starts screaming about the deputy using excessive force? I know it’s coming !!

      • Rotunda says:

        Shut up…no one wants to read or hear your negative comments this early. Isn’t is bad enough that someone was killed? IJS…

  2. blacksheep says:

    What about the deputy that could have been killed he pulled a gun on a police officer so he got shot its unfortunate that he died but he is oh but I forgot WLM

  3. Just Sayin' says:

    Hahira was a quiet little town that seemed so perfect to
    settle down in. Once they started with all the housing developments
    and then came a grocery store more condos it was bound to happen.
    My little town now has a robbery to add to it’s list of crimes, let alone a killing to boot!
    This crime is At the top cause I have never heard of a crime in Hahira since I have been here. I’m sorry it happened and someone got hurt. But if you build it they will come with that fast access to the interstate it was a slam dunk, who wouldn’t gas up before a robbery? This is what we are dealing with.
    What is to come next commissioners what are we building next that your tearing town all the buildings what stores will invade our little town next.