- Associated Press - Friday, October 21, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a police officer has been shot in the west Georgia city of Columbus, but is expected to recover.

Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson tells WTVM-TV that it appears the officer’s ballistic vest “stopped the bullet” when the shooting happened Friday afternoon.

Tomlinson tells the station that the bullet did not penetrate the officer’s skin, and that the wound does not appear to be life-threatening.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that more than a dozen members of a Special Weapons and Tactics - or SWAT - team were moving toward a house in the area where the shooting occurred.

No arrests were reported, and few other details were immediately available.

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