TIFT COUNTY, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) released a statement saying they have identified the suspect in a Tift County police shooting incident.

The injured suspect involved in this shooting is Justin Freeman, age 40, of Robbins, North Carolina.  He will be transported to the Tift County Jail upon release from the hospital.

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Preliminary information indicates that early Friday morning, Tift County sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call about a disturbance by two men in an Eldorado neighborhood.

The men were reportedly knocking on multiple doors.   Deputies located the men and attempted to identify them.  During the incident, one of the men fired shots at a deputy, striking the deputy multiple times.  Another deputy returned fire, striking the man.  Both the injured deputy and injured man were in serious condition.

The deputy has been released from the hospital.

The second man was taken into custody.

The GBI will continue to conduct an independent investigation.  Once the investigation is complete, it will be submitted to the Tift County District Attorney’s Office for review.

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