GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Georgia authorities say a child was wounded and a deputy’s head was grazed in a shootout after a home invasion.

Hall County Sheriff’s Deputy Stephen Wilbanks says in a news release that as deputies answered a home invasion report around midnight Thursday, a car leaving the scene swerved at a deputy, and an exchange of gunfire followed.

Wilbanks says the car held children and adults.

The Gainesville Times (http://bit.ly/2rzUR8H ) reports that a child and two adults in the car were wounded.

None of the wounds was considered life-threatening.

Wilbanks says the deputy’s ballistic vest stopped a shot to the torso. He described the deputy only as an eight-year veteran patrol officer. He was treated and released.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is investigating — standard procedure in officer-involved shootings.


The dateline in this story has been corrected to Gainesville.


Information from: The Times, http://www.gainesvilletimes.com

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