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Suspect injured, in custody after officer-involved shooting at Motel 6

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CLAYTON COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

The Clayton County Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting at a motel in Jonesboro Thursday morning.

An officer was called to the Motel 6 on the 600 block of Southside Commercial Parkway in Jonesboro around 5:45 a.m on a suspicious person complaint.

After arriving, the officer says the suspect, later identified as 25 year-old Timothy Rutledge, became combative towards him and tried to grab at his waistband. After a brief foot chase, the officer caught up with Rutledge and a struggled ensued.

The officer then shot Rutledge. He was taken to an area hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The GBI is investigating the shooting.

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