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GBI investigates Columbus officer involved shooting

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COLUMBUS, Ga. -

A domestic dispute in Columbus turned deadly early Wednesday morning.  Now the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the officer-involved shooting.

Special Agent in Charge, Wayne Smith says the Columbus Police Chief contacted the GBI
about the shooting.The G.B.I. will determine whether the officer's actions were appropriate.

"They basically came upon a very violent scene," said Special Agent Smith.

Police were called to the 400 block of Oates Avenue, just before 3:00 a.m.  There was a domestic dispute between 44-year-old Eulice Troy Kelley and his wife.  The woman fled next door to her neighbor's house for help.  Police confronted Kelley outside.  Police say he fired a weapon at officers, who returned fire. G.B.I. investigators say Kelley was armed with a rifle.  Kelley was shot and killed.

No officers or witnesses were injured. 

A friend of Kelley's visited the scene Wednesday.  He did not want to appear on camera but said Kelley had worked at Fort Benning for nearly 9 years and was recently let go.
His friend says Kelley had just started working at Columbus Water Works.

Brandice Hudson

Brandice Hudson is a weekend anchor and digital journalist for WRBL News 3. She comes to Columbus from sunny West Palm Beach, Fla. More>>

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