- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - A 78-year-old man has been shot by police in Walton County and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is probing the shooting.

GBI spokeswoman Sherry Lang said in a statement that 78-year-old Donald Lee Cleary got out of his car and assaulted a Social Circle police officer who stopped him Friday afternoon. Social Circle is about 45 miles east of downtown Atlanta.

Lang says the officer fired a single shot, wounding Cleary in the abdomen. Lang says the man has been taken to the Atlanta Medical Center for treatment.

Lang says results of the GBI’s investigation will be turned over to the local police chief and the district attorney’s office.

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