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VPD Officer Fired On
Monday, 28 November 2011

November 28--  A Vidalia police officer involved in a fatal shooting early Thanksgiving morning was fired upon according to the GBI.

GBI Agent-In-Charge Todd Lowery says investigators believe the officer returned fire in self-defense after arriving in a parking lot behind the American Legion Post home on McIntosh Street.  Lowery reports police had been to the location earlier in the night because of the crowd in the parking lot.  He says the crowd scattered after the shooting which occurred between one and two a.m.

One of the shots fired struck 19-year-old Trey Hunter of Vidalia in the head.  Lowery says agents found evidence that three different guns, including the officer's, were fired at the scene.  Multiple shell casings were found on the parking lot and some vehicles in the parking lot were hit by bullets.

Police won't know which gun fired the bullet which killed Hunter until they get results of an autopsy and ballistics testing.

 
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