THOMASVILLE — Throngs of angry people filled Magnolia Street Tuesday afternoon after a man who lives there was reportedly shot by a law enforcement officer.
Authorities confirmed that a narcotics agent was attempting to serve a warrant at the residence in the 400 block of Magnolia about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. Capt. Steven Jones, Thomas County Sheriff's Office public information officer, said he had no information about what happened when agents approached the house.
"At some point, shots were fired by an agent, and a suspect was struck," Jones said.
The victim, whose name Jones declined to release, was transported to Archbold Memorial Hospital.
His condition was not known a little after 6 p.m.
Hundreds of angry residents filled Magnolia, nearby streets and a convenience store parking lot. People shouted and cursed at law enforcement officers.
Georgia State Patrol troopers arrived to assist in crowd control.
One bystander said he heard multiple shots.
Teresa Collins was visiting her mother nearby when she said she heard a shot and went outside.
Darlene Thompson, who lives two blocks away, said she also heard multiple shots.
The Thomasville Regional office of the Georgia Bureau Of Investigation is investigating the shooting.
The Thomasville Times-Enterprise is still gathering information and will provide additional details as information is confirmed.
Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820
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