- Associated Press - Monday, June 26, 2017

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia man was arrested after police say he shot someone who was fleeing from officers.

Covington police Capt. Craig Treadwell tells local media that 46-year-old Marcus Allan Pitts was charged with aggravated assault after he shot 33-year-old Terence Lee Lennox in an incident Saturday morning. Lennox was taken to an Atlanta hospital in critical condition.

Treadwell says Pitts, who he described as a “concerned citizen” with no criminal record, saw Lennox running from a crash scene and tried to block him with his truck. Pitts then got out and fired a handgun. Treadwell says the shot hit Lennox in the neck.

The shooting occurred at the Newton Plaza shopping center near U.S. Route 278. No one else was injured.

It is unclear if Pitts has an attorney.

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