Woman shot, told officer she has HIV before biting her - CBS46 News

Woman shot, told officer she has HIV before biting her

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An officer in Lamar County pulled over a woman in a suspicious car at about 9:16 Saturday morning.

When the officer approached the driver, 39-year-old Joy Lynn Day of Griffin, the officer said she appeared to be under heavy medication or illegal drugs.

During a search of Day's car, the officer found methamphetamines.

The officer tried to arrest the woman, but she resisted.

Day struggled with the officer and tried to get her gun. She reportedly told the officer she was HIV positive and bit her in the arm. She also told her she wanted to die.

The officer managed to get her gun away from the suspect and fired off four shots, hitting Day once in the left arm.

The officer was treated at the Upson County Hospital for a bite wound. Day was taken to Spalding County Hospital. She is now in custody of the Lamar County Sheriff's office awaiting a bond hearing. The woman is charged with aggravated assault against a police officer, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and possession of methamphetamines.

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