Georgia deputy injured in hospital shooting with the shooter

DUBLIN, Georgia. – Police in central Georgia say a deputy was injured during a shootout with a man in a hospital.

Authorities said the deputy’s injuries are not life-threatening.

Dublin police chief Tim Chatman says The Telegraph of Macon that officers were called to Fairview Park Hospital on Sunday night and there is a shooter who opened fire.

Authorities say officers returned fire and the Laurens County deputy was wounded in the leg. The police said that the suspect in the first instance away, but was later held. No other injuries were reported.

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Chatman tells WMAZ-TV that the suspect had been treated, a night in the hospital Thursday, but a lot of details about him or why the shooting occurred were not immediately known.

Dublin is located approximately 45 km southeast of Macon.

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