“Man Dies After Shooting Involving Walton County Deputy in Rockdale County”

By | August 9, 2023



A man was killed in a shooting involving a Walton County deputy in Rockdale County, Georgia. The incident occurred when the man, Charles Rice, refused to stop during a traffic stop and attempted to flee from deputies. After a PIT maneuver was performed on Rice, he exited his vehicle and ran from deputies. Rice then pulled out a gun and shot at the deputies, prompting them to return fire and fatally shoot him. Rice had active felony arrest warrants at the time. The case will be reviewed by the Rockdale County District Attorney’s Office. shooting-involving-walton-county-deputy-rockdale-county-leaves-man-dead/T3QRSKS7B5A5ZOIT6CBHKSNOY4/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>95.5 WSB reported

A fatal shooting involving a Walton County deputy occurred in Rockdale County, Georgia late on Tuesday night, as reported by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). Deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop at approximately 10:40 p.m., but the driver, identified as 31-year-old Charles Rice, refused to comply and instead accelerated away from the deputies. Eventually, the deputies executed a PIT maneuver on Rice near 4300 Haralson Mill Road, a location near the border of Walton County. Subsequently, Rice exited his vehicle and fled on foot, at which point deputies deployed a Taser on him. However, Rice managed to retrieve a gun from his waistband and fired shots at the deputies. In response, the deputies returned fire, fatally striking Rice.

According to the GBI, Rice had active felony arrest warrants at the time of the incident. Notably, a female passenger who was in Rice’s car during the pursuit and shooting remained unharmed. Once the investigation is concluded, the case will be handed over to the Rockdale County District Attorney’s Office for review..