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GBI: Man shot by deputy after discovery of homicide victim

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VIDALIA — The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting at the scene of a homicide in Vidalia that ocurred Sunday.

On Sunday, Nov. 10, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was asked by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting and homicide investigation.

According to the GBIU, preliminary information indicates that on Nov. 10, at about 1:30 p.m., Montgomery County Deputies were dispatched to Joe Hilton Road in Vidalia to a report of someone possibly being shot.

Once the deputies arrived they made contact with John Fountain on the exterior of the residence. According to deputies, Fountain ignored the deputies’ commands to step away from multiple firearms he was standing near.

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While talking with Fountain, a deputy observed the body of a female on the ground behind a table near Fountain. According to deputies, Fountain picked up one of the firearms and ignored deputies’ commands to put it down. As a result, a deputy opened fire on Fountain. Fountain was airlifted for medical treatment.

After securing the scene, deputies discovered the remains of Alice Faye Humphrey. According to the GBI, Humphrey lived at this location with Fountain. An autopsy will be conducted on Humphrey to determine her exact cause and manner of death.

The homicide investigation of Humphrey is ongoing. The GBI will continue its independent investigation regarding the use of force incident involving Fountain. Once complete, both investigations will be turned over to the Oconee Judicial Circuit District Attorney for review. 

Anyone with information regarding these investigations is asked to contact the GBI Eastman office at 478-374-6988.

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