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Police release name of man fatally shot by Statesboro officer

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George Pryor (Source: Bulloch Co. Sheriff's Office) George Pryor (Source: Bulloch Co. Sheriff's Office)

A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting Monday morning on Rackle Street near Mikell Street in Statesboro.

Police told WTOC that George Pryor, 61, of Rackle Street, was shot by a Statesboro police officer. Police said several police officers went to Pryor's home as backup for a code enforcement officer. They did not say what they were doing there. Shots were later fired.

Officer Justin Samples said, "Officers went with the code enforcement officer to the scene to handle an issue. They arrived at 9 a.m. and shots were fired at 9:30 a.m."

Samples said neither the code officer nor the police officer were wounded, but did not confirm whether Pryor fired at them.

Several family members and neighbors declined to comment on camera, but one lady said Pryor did not seem like the kind of person to start trouble.

The GBI is investigating the shooting.

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