Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office later identified the suspect at 38-year-old Leroy Reese Jr. of Wadley.

During the encounter, an off-duty JCSO Deputy was minutes away and responded. Reese
continued to run from the WPD Officer with both the Officer and Reese firing at each other. Reese was running directly toward the JCSO Deputy while firing at him. The Deputy fired his weapon striking Reese in the upper right leg. More Deputies and Wadley Fire Department personnel arrived and administered first aid until EMS personnel from Gold Cross

Reese was taken to Wellstar MCG Health in Augusta by helicopter. He is currently in stable condition.

The JCSO requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to conduct
a thorough investigation and agents and supervisors from the Region 7
GBI (Thomson) office responded. The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to please call the GBI at (706) 595-2575 or the JCSO
at 478-625-4014.

WADLEY, Ga. (WJBF)– One person is injured after an officer-involved shooting in Wadley.

On Saturday, October 21st, around 10:07 a.m. the Wadley Police Department responded to a 911 call in the 700 block of N. Main Street regarding an individual pointing a firearm at passing cars. 

Wadley officers, supported by deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, immediately located the armed individual.

During the encounter, the armed subject engaged with the officers, resulting in officers returning fire.

The subject sustained injuries and has been transported to AU Medical Center by air ambulance for treatment.

The officers were not injured. 

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is actively investigating this incident.