March 1, 2021

One dead following officer-involved shooting in Hogansville

(Hogansville, GA) — A man was killed Saturday night in Hogansville after allegedly firing a shotgun at police officers.

According to a press release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the GBI was requested by the Hogansville Police Department to conduct the shooting investigation.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 9:28 PM, the Hogansville Police Department was dispatched and responded to a noise complaint at 600 Lincoln Street in Hogansville.

A short time later, Hogansville Police Department officers arrived at the residence where they attempted to contact Faron Morris Hammond, 61.

A short time later, the officers left the residence without contacting Hammond.

At approximately 9:40 PM, investigators say a second 911 call was made regarding a noise complaint from a different complainant.

Officers were once again dispatched to 600 Lincoln Street and arrived on scene at approximately 9:43 PM where they made contact with Hammond.

After a brief conversation with Hammond through the door, Hammond allegedly fired one time at the officers with a 12-gauge shotgun resulting in one of the officers being shot. The officers returned fire, striking and killing Hammond inside the residence.

The officer that was shot was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The GBI will continue its independent investigation of the officer involved shooting.

Upon completion of the investigation, it will be turned over the Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.

The GBI was called to investigate four shootings involving law enforcement officers over the weekend — two of which ended in deaths.

The other death occurred in Cook County under similar circumstances to the incident in Hogansville.

The GBI’s Douglas Regional Office received a request Friday from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting.

Preliminary information indicates the Cook County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Boone Road in Adel, Cook County, Georgia, regarding a report of shots fired. The first responding deputy made contact with Roy Joiner, 67.

Joiner had a gun and exchanged gunfire with the deputy which resulted Joiner’s death.

Deputies had responded to this residence earlier in the evening to a report of Joiner threatening people with a knife. A search for Joiner was conducted and arrest warrants were being prepared when the second call was received.

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