The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says it is looking into an officer-involved shooting in Newnan after a tractor-trailer was allegedly stolen from Forest Park. The driver, Bobby Gene Ingram, 56, is at Grady Memorial Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries. No officers were injured.

Around 12:25 p.m., the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 call about a tractor trailer truck stolen in Forest Park that was being electronically tracked. Deputies tried to stop the truck on Interstate 85 in Newnan, but Ingram allegedly did not stop.

Deputies deployed spike strips but Ingram avoided those, swerving through traffic, allegedly hitting a deputy’s truck but kept going. Finally, a deputy pulled alongside the truck “and fired his handgun from within the patrol car, striking Ingram multiple times,” the GBI said.

Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to call the GBI’s Regional Investigative Office in Columbus (Region 2) at (706) 565-7888. You also can leave an anonymous tip by calling 800) 597-TIPS (8477), visiting, or downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

After the GBI finishes its investigation, it will send the the case file to the Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.

This is the 13th officer-involved shooting the GBI has been asked to investigate so far this year.

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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