GBI: Man shot by Monroe County deputy

Deputy-involved shooting leaves man injured

FORSYTH - The GBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened Friday in northern Monroe County on Johnstonville Road off of Interstate 75.

According to Special Agent in Charge Joe Wooten with the GBI, the shooting happened around 3 p.m. after three deputies responded to a call on Johnstonville Road.

The GBI says they still have to investigate what sparked the original call. "I'm not going to get into that because we're still investigating that at this time," says Special Agent Wooten. "We had to go back and listen to the recordings, the call-ins, and we're not at a point where we can really make a good determination on that because we have not investigated that side of the evidence yet."

Agent Wooten says 40-year-old Richard Treadwell went into his home when deputies arrived and came back out brandishing what appeared to be a firearm at deputies.

Treadwell was taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.

The shooting is still under investigation. We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available. 

 


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