Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson says that a deputy that was involved in an officer-involved shooting on Sunday night in northern Walker County has been released from Erlanger Medical Center after being shot by a suspect in the case. The suspect, Sherman Travis Thomas of Chickamauga, is still hospitalized after being shot several times by deputies. The GBI released a statemnt about the shooting on Monday afternoon:
On Sunday, August 11, 2019, at approximately 9:50 PM, the GBI was requested by the Walker County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred at 217 Clair street, Rossville, GA.
Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 9:40 PM, a Walker County Sheriff’s deputy was shot by Sherman Travis Thomas, age 47, of Chickamauga, GA while responding to a domestic call. The deputy and the responding deputy fired multiple rounds at Thomas, hitting Thomas several times after he fired multiple times at the deputies first. The deputy and shooter were both transported to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. Thomas is in critical condition.
The GBI will continue its independent investigation. Once complete, it will be provided to the Walker County District Attorney’s Office for review.
Sheriff Wilson says that charges against Thomas will be based on the investigation by the GBI.