A incident report says policehandcuffed a man shot by an officer, asked him to roll over and searched him before beginning first aid.
The Macon police report describes what happened after lastFriday'sfatal shooting of Sammie Davis Jr. But it does not explain why officer Clayton Sutton shot the 49-year-old man.
Police say Sutton arrived on the scene to serve a warrant on Davis and the two men struggled before Sutton shot him.
The report was written by Macon police Sgt. Steve Draper, who arrived at the Pio Nono Kroger a few minutes later, around 3:40 p.m.
The report says that when Draper arrived, Sutton was pointing his weapon at Davis, who was sitting behind a police cruiser.
Sutton was bleeding from the neck. When Draper asked if he'd been shot, he said, "No," he'd been cut. He said he didn't know if Davis had a weapon.
Draper's report says, "I had the other officers cover me as I walked up to the suspect and check his hands. I then had the suspect roll over and had officer Sutton handcuff the suspect. I told Officer Sutton to stand by my vehicle and Officer M. Smith check the suspect for weapons. After nothing was found, I started first aid on the suspect until paramedics arrived."
Police say Sutton went to the Kroger to serve a warrant on Davis, but have declined to describe it. The Macon police report suggests that Davis may have been panhandling outside the store.
Macon police havedeclined to comment on their investigation. Sutton remains onadministrative leave.