A Crawford County deputy who shot a Lizella man April 15 won’t be charged with a crime, according to a sheriff’s office news release.
The district attorney’s office reviewed a GBI investigative file relating to the incident and decided it doesn’t appear that deputy Patrick Tisdale broke the law, according to the release.
Deputies responded to a report of a disturbance on Stagecoach Lane in Lizella on April 15. By the time deputies arrived, Andreasus Laviera, 43, of 116 Stagecoach Lane, had crossed onto a neighbor’s property and gotten into an argument.
The neighbor shot Laviera, who then is alleged to have stolen the neighbor’s truck. As deputies told Laviera to get out of the vehicle he rammed a patrol car and Tisdale fired at him, according to the sheriff’s office.
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Laviera was taken to The Medical Center of Central Georgia with non-life-threatening injuries.