According to the GCSO, the motorcyclist involved in the early Sunday morning high-speed chase and officer involved shooting was released from the hospital and booked in the County Jail on Monday night, March 27, 2023. He is charged with felony terroristic threats/acts, felony obstruction of law enforcement officers, and a list of traffic charges.
According to the the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Calhoun, GA (March 26, 2023) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Gordon County, GA. The Gordon County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on March 26, 2023. One man was shot and is in stable condition. No officers were injured during the incident.
Preliminary information indicates that at around 3:00 a.m., Gordon County Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted to stop a motorcycle with no tag on Highway 41. The driver of the motorcycle did not stop and led deputies on a high-speed chase through Calhoun and crashed at the bank of Newtown Creek on Anthony Drive in Calhoun.
The motorcycle driver was later identified as Christopher Jordan Boyer, age 28, of Atlanta, GA. Boyer stated he had a gun and made threats to shoot and kill the deputies. Boyer then made movements with his body and hands as if he had a gun in his clothing, attempting to draw a gun. The two deputies shot Boyer. Boyer then jumped into the creek and said he had a gun and would kill the deputies. Boyer stayed in the creek for almost two hours until deputies with a ballistic shield went in the creek and took him into custody. Boyer received immediate medical attention and was taken to Floyd Medical Center in Rome, GA.
The GBI will conduct an independent investigation of the officer involved shooting. When the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the Gordon County District Attorney’s Office for review.
According to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston, “At about 3:00 a.m. this morning (March 26th), deputy sheriffs attempted to stop a motorcycle on US Highway 41 near Calhoun. The motorcyclist sped away from the deputies at a high rate of speed, and led them on a chase into the Newtown community. The motorcycle crashed at Newtown Creek. The motorcycle driver, subsequently identified as a resident of Carroll County, told the deputies that he had a gun and threatened to shoot them. When the violator reached inside his clothes as if drawing a weapon, the deputies fired their weapons at him, striking and wounding him. The violator still refused to surrender, holding officers at bay until about 5 a.m. The violator subsequently gave up and was taken into custody without further incident. He was transported under guard to a local hospital where he is being treated. No officers were injured. Drug related paraphernalia and a large amount of cash was found on his person. At the time of this incident, the violator was being sought by authorities in Carroll County for (felony) Failure to Appear in Superior Court, and (felony) Violation of Probation. Georgia Department of Corrections records indicate that he was convicted of Aggravated Assault on Law Enforcement Officers, Fleeing and Eluding Law Enforcement Officers, and other crimes in Douglas County, and is still on probation for those offenses. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is conducting an investigation into this event at the request of the Sheriff’s Office.”