GBI investigates officer-involved shooting in Glynn County

BRUNSWICK, GA (WTOC) - A Glynn County officer is now on administrative leave with pay following an officer-involved shooting Tuesday afternoon in Brunswick.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says at approximately 3:54 p.m., Glynn County Officer David Sepanski initiated a traffic stop on US Hwy 17S. The suspect vehicle turned into the Kayak Exxon Gas Station where the occupant, identified as 34-year-old Kenneth Brandon Williams, jumped out of the vehicle and fled into the wooded area behind the station.

Officer Sepanski pursued Williams on foot and upon making contact with him, Sepanski deployed his taser at which time Williams displayed a handgun. Officer Sepanski then drew his handgun and shot Williams multiple times, according to the GBI.

Williams was life-flighted to Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida where he is listed in good condition. Officials say Williams has been arrested for aggravated assault against a peace officer (felony), possession of firearm by convicted felon (felony), and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute (felony).

The GBI Kingsland office was requested by the Glynn County Police Department to investigate.

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