GBI investigates Officer-Involved Shooting in Toccoa

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at approximately 3:30pm, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Toccoa Police Department (TPD) to investigate an officer-involved shooting.  Two TPD officers responded to a 911 call near an abandoned factory on West Spring Street in Toccoa. A civilian called 911 when he recognized Kenton Deshaun Hall, age 48. Hall had warrants for his arrest for the crimes of murder, kidnapping, and aggravated assault. Hall was armed with a knife when the officers arrived on the scene and did not comply with officers’ orders.  During the encounter, one of the officers fired his weapon twice at Hall, striking him once. Hall was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he remains in serious condition. The officers and the civilian were not injured during the encounter. The GBI will continue its independent investigation. When the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.