NWGA Scanner | January 4th, 2022

GBI investigating officer-involved shooting at truck stop on Highway 299 in Dade County

UPDATE: Dade County, GA (January 4, 2022) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Dade County, GA. The Dade County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on Monday, January 3,2022. Investigators from the DeKalb County (AL) Sheriff’s Office following leads on a stolen car led them into Georgia. One man was shot by DeKalb County (AL) investigators and is in a local hospital in critical condition. No officers were injured.Preliminary information indicates that on Monday, January 3, 2022, DeKalb County (AL) Sheriff’s Office investigators saw a stolen car they were investigating at a gas station in Dade County driven by Ethan Wayne Rogers, age 32, of Fort Payne, AL, along with one male and one female passenger. As investigators approached the stolen car on foot, they instructed Rogers to get out of the car. Rogers failed to exit and it has been reported that Rogers drove the car in the direction of one of the investigators. A second investigator shot into the car, striking Rogers. Rogers was transported to a local hospital straight into surgery. None of the passengers were injured during the incident. The female passenger was arrested on outstanding warrants and the male passenger was released without incident. The Dade County Sheriff’s Office has charged Rogers with Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer and Theft by Bringing Stolen Property into the State. 

The GBI will conduct an independent investigation. Once complete, it will be turned over to the Dade County District Attorney’s Office for review.

PREVIOUS: According to Dade County Sheriff Ray Cross at around 6:15 PM, Monday evening the Dade County Sheriff’s Office received a tip about a stolen vehicle at 650 GA-299 the One9 Fuel Stop at the Wildwood Exit off I-24. The Sheriff said his deputies were unable to locate the vehicle at the time. Sheriff Cross said DeKalb County, Alabama officers located the vehicle in the parking lot. When they attempted to stop the stolen vehicle and apprehend the occupants the driver then tried to run over the officer, according to Sheriff Cross. There male was transported by CHI EMS to Erlanger in Chattanooga with unknown injuries. The GBI is investigating the shooting. The sheriff said two other occupants were inside the vehicle and were discovered to have warrants. They were both transported to the Dade County Jail. The sheriff said the suspect who was shot was also said to have felony warrants as well. We will have further information once it is released by the GBI.

Previous mugshot from one of Ethan Wayne Rogers many arrests