The GBI has launched their investigation into an officer involved shooting in Calhoun.

Preliminary information indicates on January 6, 2022, at approximately 3:45 a.m., Calhoun Police Department officers responded to 121 ½ Adair St. in Calhoun in reference to a burglary in progress and it was reported the burglar was armed with a knife.

The responding officers encountered Jose Brito Lopez, age 37, of Calhoun, inside of the residence.

Lopez failed to comply with the officers’ commands to show them his hands and he continued to advance toward the officers.

One of the officers tased Lopez but the taser was ineffective, and Lopez continued to advance toward the officers. Lopez was shot by one of the other officers at the scene that he was advancing toward and died.

None of the occupants of the home were injured.

No officers were injured.


The GBI has been called to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred on Adair Street in Calhoun Thursday.

The shooting occurerd around 3:30 am and was in response to a burglary in progress.

According to Calhoun Police Chief Tony Pyle, ” I have asked the the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to conduct an independent investigation into the shooting incident.”