Driver shot and killed after attempting to run over officers

Published 8:06 pm Tuesday, January 10, 2023

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Newnan that resulted in the death of a suspect who lead law enforcement on a high-speed chase Monday morning.

Jackie L. Haynes, 52, was killed after allegedly attempting to run over a sheriff’s deputy once the pursuit ended.

According to the GBI, the preliminary investigation has revealed that the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office joined an ongoing pursuit as it entered their jurisdiction from Carroll County around 4 a.m. Monday morning.

The chase was initiated by the Whitesburg Police Department and continued through northwest Coweta County with the vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road and attempting to strike patrol vehicles.

Officers used a Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) maneuver to stop an SUV being driven by Haynes. When the SUV came to rest on Handy Rd. in Coweta County, deputies approached the vehicle and attempted to take Haynes into custody.

Haynes refused to get out of the vehicle, so a stun gun was used on him, but it was ineffective. Deputies then shot a pepper ball gun into the SUV, at which point Haynes attempted to flee in the vehicle toward deputies.

As Haynes drove toward a Coweta County sheriff’s deputy, another deputy shot into the SUV, hitting him multiple times.

Haynes was taken to a Newnan, where he later passed away.

GBI is in the process of conducting an independent autopsy and investigation at the request of the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.