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GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in McCaysville

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in McCaysville

By Elaine Owen, Editor

McCaysville, GA (August 30, 2019) – McCaysville is a small town in Fannin County that sits along the Tennessee-Georgia state line. Not much happens there but everyone enjoys the beautiful scenery, the river, the revitalization that is happening and the new restaurants.

That changed Friday August 30, 2019, at around midnight, The McCaysville Police Department responded to a report of an armed man forcibly entering the residence of a female located at 85 Darry Street, Apartment 4C, McCaysville, Fannin County, GA.

Upon arrival, officers learned that James Larry Parris, Jr., age 50, forcibly entered the residence of his ex-wife, Carrie Parris. Parris then held Carrie Parris, her friend Larry Timothy Long, and a 14-year-old juvenile hostage.

Parris fired a shot in the residence during the incident.

McCaysville police officers, Polk County and Fannin County deputies made contact with Parris and attempted to negotiate his surrender. During the stand-off, Parris refused to surrender and pointed a shotgun at the officers.

Parris was subsequently shot and taken into custody and transported to Kennestone Hospital where he is in stable condition. When he recovers, Parris will face charges including false imprisonment, first-degree cruelty to children, aggravated assault on peace officers, and burglary.

No officers were injured during this incident.

The GBI will continue its independent investigation. When the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the Appalachian Judicial Circuit District Attorney for review.

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