Lee Co. deputy identified in officer involved shooting, suspect facing charges

Lee Co. deputy identified in officer involved shooting, suspect facing charges
Christopher Terry (Source: Timothy Drawdy)
Christopher Terry (Source: Timothy Drawdy)

LEE CO., GA (WALB) - Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals has identified the deputy in an officer involved shooting that happened on Tuesday.

The deputy was confirmed to be Daniel Alday, who has been with the Lee County Sheriff's Office for two years and was a former Albany Police officer before that.

According to Rachals, Alday is currently on administrative leave while officials investigate the shooting.

Rachals said that Alday fired nine shots at Christopher Blake Terry, 29, striking him five times at Spring Lake Estates.

Sheriff Rachals said that Alday responded to the scene when EMS requested assistance for a call at a home on Keyridge Drive.

When Alday arrived, Rachals said Terry was not cooperative and would not drop the three knives he was holding in his hands.

Rachals said EMS was called to the scene because of a domestic dispute which Terry is now facing charges for.

According to the sheriff, Terry is being charged with one count of criminal simple assault, family violence,  and two counts of criminal damage to property, 2nd-degree family violence.

Terry is also facing charges for the incident that led to the shooting. He is being charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of certain crimes.

Terry was admitted to the hospital and was last listed in guarded condition, but he is stable.

The investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

Family reaction

On Wednesday, Terry's family members said that they are frustrated and are looking for the truth.

Sheriff Rachals said family members are not allowed to visit Terry because he is technically in custody, though he is in the hospital.

"They won't let us see him, they won't let us talk to him," said Timothy Drawdy, Terry's uncle. "I know he can't talk because he's under ventilation, but he's not a danger to anybody with him being that way."

Drawdy said he wants to lay eyes on his nephew himself.

"If I could just see him, know that he's still alive," Drawdy said. "I'm just having to go by what they're telling me."

According to Drawdy, Terry was in good spirits the last time he saw him, over the weekend. He plans to stay at the hospital as long as his nephew is hospitalized there.

"If I could say anything to him, I'd tell him I love him, I'm here for him, and I'm going to be here for him Sunday whenever I last talked to him," Drawdy said.

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