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Family of victim in officer-involved shooting demanding justice

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

The family of the victim in an officer-involved shooting is speaking out and demanding justice as new details in the case are released.

Tiffany Chisholm, 24, was shot Friday night on East Victory Drive, while officers were trying to serve an arrest warrant. Members of the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force were attempting to arrest a man for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Chisholm's family says the officers hopped out of unmarked vehicles with their weapons drawn, startling Chisholm and causing her to hit the gas. But, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Chisholm drove towards a Chatham County Deputy, who was also on scene, hitting the two unmarked government vehicles. That is when the deputy pulled his gun and opened fire, hitting Chisholm in the neck.

WTOC spoke with her family Friday afternoon, and they told us what they plan to do next.

"We are going to the courthouse, we are going to get a lawyer, we are going to see if she can get a bond. She should be able to get a bond. I mean, whatever we can. I mean, she has to get out of there. She is going to get from out of there. She is not going to be in there. She is not an animal,” said Francesca Chisholm, aunt.

Chisholm was arrested and is now in the Chatham County Jail for assaulting an officer.

This case is being investigated by the GBI, who will then hand the case over to the district attorney for judicial review. 

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