UPDATE: 11/17/2021 (11:28 A.M.): LaGrange Police shared on Facebook the following information; All residents of Moss Creek and Pond View Point are being allowed back into the neighborhood.
UPDATE: 11/17/2021 (10:10 A.M.): The stand-off has ended. Brian Jessee, 39, died in a fire that took place in the home, the cause of fire is unknown at this time.
Before Jessee passed, over 300 rounds were shot. All officers are accounted for and unharmed. There is no ongoing threat.
Parts of the neighborhood have been opened, News 3 will continue to provide updates as LaGrange Police Officers release more information on the incident.
UPDATE: 11/17/2021 (2:56 A.M.): Officials say the suspect has fired at the officers. Officers did fire back at the suspect. The GBI has deployed their robot but have not been able to make contact with the suspect at this time.
UPDATED : 11/16/21 (11:16 p.m.)
The latest updates from the LaGrange Police Department:
On Nov. 15 at around 1 p.m., officers responded to Sunny Point Circle to conduct a welfare check on two 8-year-old children. The children were possibly inside the residence with Brian Jessee, who was threatening to commit suicide.
The children were safely removed from the residence.
The following day, Nov. 16, the LaGrange Police Department began working towards getting Jessee a mental health evaluation and received a court order. Before serving the order, the police department received information to obtain arrest warrants for the following:
- six counts of felony terroristic threats
- one count of cruelty to a child in the second degree
- one count felony obstruction
LaGrange PD also received information that Jessee had multiple firearms and explosives inside the residence. At 3 p.m. officers began evacuating residents from the area. During the evacuation, Jessee was observed in the 100 block of Sunny Point Circle with an AR-15. He fired rounds, putting officers and residents in danger.
A perimeter was then established; the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Newnan Police Department, Peachtree City Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Explosives Division arrived to assist.
Over the next few hours, officers made attempts to contact Jessee to resolve the incident — they were met with additional gunfire. Jessee retreated into his residence and stayed barricaded.
Officers attempted to enter the residence with the use of an armored vehicle, but were met with gunfire for over an hour.
Officers deployed CS gas and smoke to minimize the risk of danger to Jessee and the officers.
UPDATE: 11/16/21 (9:27 p.m.)
LaGRANGE, Ga. (WRBL) — A reporter on scene confirms multiple shots were fired at 9:16 p.m. coming from inside the garage. Jessee still cannot be seen at this time.
Additional shots were fired at 9:22 p.m.
LaGRANGE, Ga. (WRBL) – LaGrange Police shared on their Facebook page an urgent PSA asking the public to stay out of the area of Sunny Point and Moss Creek.
The post says officers are currently working on an incident in the area and asks residents that live in or around the area to remain indoors until further notice.
Police say 39-year-old Brian Jessee began posting alarming messages on social media yesterday that led to a six hour standoff with police. It was determined he was no longer a threat at the end of the night and the standoff ended.
When officials returned today to serve Jessee with warrants for his arrest for multiple counts of Felony Terroristic Threats and Felony Obstruction, they found him on the street in front of his home, firing a gun.
Police are now barricading his neighborhood and advising neighbors to stay away.
News 3 has a reporter on the scene, we will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.