A man is in custody and a Laurens County deputy is injured following a shooting at Fairview Hospital in Dublin after 9 p.m. Sunday.

Dublin police Chief Tim Chatman says the deputy is in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the lower leg.

The suspect, Akeem Woodard, is being held in Laurens County jail. He appeared before a Laurens County magistrate judge Monday and was denied bond.

Tape still surrounds the entrance of Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin on Monday morning after a Laurens County deputy was shot there Sunday night.
Tape still surrounds the entrance of Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin on Monday morning after a Laurens County deputy was shot there Sunday night.

Chatman says police were called to the hospital for a report of an active shooter. When officers arrived, they made contact with Woodard, Chatman said during a news conference Sunday night after the incident.

After making contact with the suspect, shots were fired and the deputy – whose name has not been released – was hit.

Officers returned fire, Chatman said. The suspect was not hit and was later taken into custody.

Chatman said Woodard was known at the hospital.

"He had been there Thursday and stayed overnight because of some issues he was having. We don't know why he came back," said Chatman.

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