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Alleges Self Defense

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is continuing to investigate a Kibbee shooting that took the life of Mason McCarty, 23, of Vidalia.

According to GBI Region 12 Field Office Special Agent in Charge Lindsey Wilkes, the GBI was requested to assist in an investigation of a shooting that occurred after an altercation near Jake McCaw Road at around 7:20 p.m. on Sunday, June 4.

Upon authorities’ arrival, McCarty was driven by ambulance to a field adjacent to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church on North Old Kibbee Road where AirE-Shooter continued from page

vac landed and attempted to transport the patient to Savannah. Due to complications, the individual was transported by ambulance to Memorial Health Meadows Hospital, where he was stabilized then transferred by AirEvac to Memorial Health University Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The shooter, whom law enforcement has not yet identified, alleged that he acted in self defense following a confrontation. No charges have been filed at this time.

Agents and Investigators are interviewing witnesses and will continue to work with the Oconee Circuit District Attorney’s Office to determine if charges will be filed. At the conclusion of the investigation, the complete case file will be provided to the Oconee Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the GBI regional investigative office in Eastman at 478-374-6988 or the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office 912-583-2321.

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