GBI identifies men dead after officer-involved shooting in Toccoa

Published: Jul. 5, 2022 at 5:39 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 6, 2022 at 3:16 PM EDT
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STEPHENS COUNTY, G.A. (FOX Carolina) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) said they are investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting that occurred at the Regency Inn on Tuesday, July 5.

Officials said officers from the Toccoa Police Department responded to the motel after a man, identified as 52-year-old Keith Bernard Tooley, was shot and killed there.

According to officers, when they arrived on scene they found a man, 32-year-old Chanin Emil Mayfield, holding a handgun in a hotel room that the victim had recently visited. Officers said they told the man to drop the gun, but he refused, and officers shot him.

Officers tried to treat both men. However, they both passed away at the scene.

Officers also located a handgun at the scene.

The Stephens County Coroner’s Office confirmed that they also responded to investigate.

The GBI said they will conduct an independent investigation and give the case file to the Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.