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Officer shoots suspect in Midway
Units from Georgia State Patrol, Liberty County Sheriff Department and the Midway Police converged on land owned by Stanley Pope where a deputy reportedly shot an alleged burglary and arson suspect. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon

A suspect was apparently hit by a bullet fired by a lawman in Liberty County Monday afternoon shortly after 4 p.m.
According to Liberty County Sheriff Department's Chief Deputy Keith Moran, the investigation involved officers from the Georgia State Patrol, Midway Police Department and the sheriff's office although he would not elaborate which officer fired the shot.
Moran said at 4 p.m. today dispatch put out a be-on-the-lookout call on a person allegedly involved in a burglary and arson case.
The chief said one of the officers spotted the vehicle and person fitting the description in Midway on Highway 84.
The area, taped off as the crime scene, was inside the property owned by Stanley Pope.
"They made a stop on the car," Moran said. "I understand the suspect was armed and that shots were fired. Fire was returned and the suspect was hit. I can't release his name right now and I have no information on his condition."
Moran said GBI has been notified and will be conducting the investigation.
"All of the officers were unhurt but I understand one of the cars was damaged," Moran said.

The complete story will be in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

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