Wanted fugitive killed in Sunday afternoon officer involved shooting in Floyd County
Rome, GA (September 23, 2019) – On Sunday, September 22, 2019, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region One office was requested to investigate an officer involved shooting. Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 2:00 pm, the Floyd County/Rome PD SWAT Team was located in the area of 461 Chulio Road, Rome, GA to arrest Jeffery Tyler Aycock, 28, a gang fugitive wanted for probation violation and aggravated assault of a police officer. Floyd County Police officers had previously attempted to arrest Aycock on Wednesday, September 18, at which time Aycock fired a gun numerous times at the officers who were trying to affect Aycock’s arrest. Aycock escaped arrest and fled the area. On Sunday, September 22, 2019, as SWAT members arrived in the area of 461 Chulio Road, they began to clear the wooded area and an abandoned house on the property. SWAT members made contact with Aycock in the abandoned house. Aycock retrieved a gun from behind his back, at which time an officer gave him verbal commands to drop the weapon. When Aycock refused to comply with commands, an officer fired at Aycock, striking him. Medical assistance was called to the scene; however, Aycock was deceased. An autopsy of Aycock will be performed by the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Decatur, GA on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. No officers were injured during the incident. The GBI will continue its independent investigation. Once complete, it will be turned over to the Floyd County District Attorney’s Office for review.