Incident

12-19-2019 Georgia Cairo 1-0

Location

December 19, 2019

Police Gun Range
100 block of Wight Rd
Cairo, Georgia
Geolocation: 30.8666, -84.1845

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Participant Characteristics:
    • Law Enforcement
  • Name: Chief Keith Sandefur [ret]
  • Age: 61
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, suicide)
  • Accidental Shooting
  • Accidental Shooting - Death
  • Accidental/Negligent Discharge
  • Self-Inflicted (not suicide or suicide attempt - NO PERP)
  • Officer Involved Incident
  • Officer Involved Shooting - Accidental discharge - no injury required
  • Officer Involved Shooting - Officer killed
  • Gun range/gun shop/gun show shooting

Notes

Investigation states Chief was clearing weapon at the range when he shot himself in the chest.

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: Unknown
  • Stolen: Unknown

District

Congressional District: 2
State Senate District: 11
State House District: 173