The Georgia Bureau of Investigation continues to wait on toxicology results to wrap up its investigation into a June 24 shootout in Fort Oglethorpe involving two law enforcement officers.
The gunfight occurred in Chick-fil-A parking lot on Battlefield Parkway when a Walker County deputy attempted to serve arrest warrants on 34-year-old John Coates of Rossville.
A Fort Oglethorpe officer, who was called in as a backup, was wounded.
Coates resisted arrest and was killed. He was wanted on warrants for aggravated stalking (felony), harassing telephone calls (misdemeanor), and violation of a temporary protective order (misdemeanor).
GBI special agent Jerry Scott said the toxicology report has been outsourced, which has contributed to the delay in receiving the results.
The GBI is in charge of investigating the incident.
After receiving the toxicology reports, Scott said the GBI must complete more paperwork and submit its findings to district attorney Herbert “Buzz” Franklin.
Scott said the GBI would then close the investigation if the shooting appears to be a “justifiable situation.”