“31-Year-Old Charles Rice Shot and Killed by Deputies After Chase in Walton County”

By | August 9, 2023



A 31-year-old man was shot and killed by deputies after firing at them during a chase in Walton County, Georgia. The incident began with an attempted traffic stop of an SUV with cancelled insurance. The driver refused to stop and led the deputies on a chase into Rockdale County. The SUV was eventually stopped and the driver, identified as Charles Rice, got out and ran. Rice fired his weapon at deputies, who returned fire and killed him. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation into the incident. 11Alive Staff reported

The incident began on Tuesday night in Walton County when authorities attempted to stop a vehicle. However, the driver, identified as Charles Rice, refused to comply and instead accelerated away from deputies. The pursuit continued into Rockdale County before the SUV was eventually immobilized using a PIT maneuver on Haralson Mill Road. Rice then exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended by deputies. During the arrest, Rice pulled out a firearm from his waistband and fired at the deputies. In response, the deputies returned fire, fatally shooting Rice. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was called to assist with the case, and it was clarified that only Walton County deputies were involved in the shooting, not Rockdale County deputies. The GBI also mentioned that there was a female passenger in the SUV who was unharmed. Once the investigation is concluded, the Rockdale County District Attorney’s Office will review the case..