MOULTRIE, Ga. — A Moultrie resident was shot by police officers Wednesday after he allegedly shot at them during a standoff.
Moultrie police responded to a 911 call in the area of West Boulevard and 16th Avenue in reference to an individual threatening his father and a second individual with a knife late Wednesday afternoon, according to a statement by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which is leading the investigation into the shooting.
When officers arrived, the man confronted them with a deer rifle, the GBI said.
“After hours of attempting to get him to put the gun down, during which time he pointed the rifle at officers several times, it is believed he pointed the rifle and fired at least one round at the officers and they returned fire,” the statement said.
The subject was shot at least once and was transported via Air Med to Tallahassee where he is in stable condition as of last report, the GBI said.
At about 11:37 p.m. , Moultrie Police Chief Sean Ladson requested GBI assistance into the use of force investigation.
Officers from the Moultrie Police Department, Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office and Thomas County Sheriff’s office were involved, the GBI said.
This investigation is active and ongoing.