LAGRANGE, Ga. (WTVM) - An officer-involved shooting happened Wednesday at Glass Bridge Park in LaGrange.
The GBI says the incident happened while Troup County deputy marshals were attempting to subdue an aggressive pit bull.
The incident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. The officer was shot in the arm and transported to Grady Hospital in Atlanta with non-life-threatening injuries.
According to the GBI, the marshal’s office was dispatched to the park in reference to a man who had been bitten by a pit bull. Upon arrival, deputy marshals met with the man who had a bite wound to his leg.
As deputy marshals began canvassing the area in search of the pit bull, one of the deputy marshals observed the dog and exited his vehicle.
The deputy marshal retrieved a dart gun and shot the dog with the dart to subdue it. The dog fled and the deputy marshals began tracking the dog through the woods.
Upon coming in contact with the pit bull again, the dog charged at the deputy marshals in a very aggressive manner. Both deputy marshals fired at the pit bull with their handguns.
The officer who was shot in the forearm is in stable condition at this time.
The county said it will release more information about the incident once the investigation is completed.