GBI is still investigating death in Coweta County


The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is investigating a use of force incident in Coweta County on Nov. 20 that resulted in the death of a man after being tased during an episode thought to be brought on after ingesting “Spice.”

The GBI was asked to investigate a use of force incident that resulted in the death of 32-year-old Alan Sherman, according to the GBI.

The Nov. 20 incident occurred at approximately 9:09 p.m. when Coweta County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call made by Sherman’s mother in a location off Interstate 85.

Sherman’s mother indicated that Sherman was suffering from a psychotic break as a result of ingesting drugs believed to be Spice. Sherman’s father and girlfriend attempted to restrain Sherman while deputies were in route to the scene, GBI said.

“When deputies arrived, they attempted to gain control of Sherman. Throughout the struggle, one of the deputies deployed a taser in an attempt to control Sherman. Sherman continued to resist the deputies and medical personnel that arrived on the scene. Sherman stopped fighting and went into medical distress at which point deputies and EMS started performing CPR,” according to GBI.

GBI said Sherman was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Sherman’s body will be autopsied at the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Decatur.

GBI will conduct an investigation to determine what occurred during the incident. When the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the District Attorney’s Office for any action they deem appropriate.