Northwest Georgia fugitive shot dead by police in raid

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ROME, Ga. (AP) — Police in northwest Georgia have shot dead a man that they had been looking for four days, arrested others they say were helping him.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says Floyd County and Rome officers on Sunday raided an abandoned house near Rome, finding 28-year-old Jeffery Tyler Aycock. He’d been on the run since Tuesday after police say he shot at officers trying to arrest him on warrants.

Investigators say Aycock drew a gun and officers shot him when he refused to drop it. Aycock died before he could be taken to a hospital.

The Rome News-Tribune reports 41-year-old Guy Anthony Haney and 24-year-old Victoria Jade Shafer were each arrested and charged with hindering apprehension of a felon. Two others were arrested on similar charges earlier.

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