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GBI: Police shooting case heads to District Attorney

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STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) -

The investigation of a shooting involving a Statesboro police officer will go to the district attorney this week, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Special Agent in Charge Cathy Sapp said the case will be given to the Ogeechee Circuit District Attorney's office this week and could be presented to a Bulloch County grand jury in May.

Last October, police officers and a city employee went to a home on Rackley Street to remove a dilapidated car from the front yard.

The car had been sitting in the yard for years - a violation of city code. A city spokesperson told WTOC last fall that the city had repeatedly notified George Pryor that the car needed to be removed.

Neighbors reported seeing Pryor on his porch, shooting toward the officers. Police fired back, wounding and killing Pryor. 

Officers were initially placed on administrative leave during the investigation. It will be up to the grand jury in May to decide if officers acted improperly and should face any charges.

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