GBI investigates officer-involved shooting in Vidalia linked to homicide investigation

Crime & Safety

VIDALIA, Ga. (WSAV) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting and a homicide in Montgomery County.

According to GBI, Montgomery County deputies responded to a shooting call on Sunday afternoon at 1316 Joe Hilton Road in Vidalia. At the residence, deputies made contact with John Fountain.

The GBI says Fountain ignored the deputies’ commands to step away from multiple firearms he was standing near. While talking with Fountain, a deputy observed the body of a female on the ground behind a table near Fountain.

According to the GBI, Fountain picked up one of the firearms and ignored deputies’ commands to put it down. Officials say a deputy opened fire on Fountain.

He was then airlifted for medical treatment. Fountain’s condition is not known at this time.

Deputies determined the body was Alice Faye Humphrey who lived at the location with Fountain. The cause of Humphrey’s death is pending an autopsy.

Both the homicide and officer-involved shooting investigations are ongoing.

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