Valery Michelle

DAHLONEGA, GA (CBS46) The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the 22nd officer involved shooting to take place the year.

The shooting occurred Friday evening around 7 p.m. According to the Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a possible burglary in the Pecks Mill Creek area. A neighbor told deputies she noticed a suspicious person entering one of the homes in the area.

Deputies canvassing the area located a female suspect while attempting to burglarize a home. She managed to flee deputies in a vehicle. In the process, a deputy's foot was run over causing him to fire his weapon.

The suspect, later identified as 33-year-old Valery Michelle Barron, was located at her residence shortly after the shooting and taken into custody. She was not injured during the incident.

She is charged with: criminal trespass, duty to make immediate reports of accidents, possession of tools for the commission of crime, aggravated assault, obstruction-resisting officer/arrest, criminal attempt to commit burglary and motor vehicle used in felony crime.

Her bond is set at $20,200.

GBI has been asked to investigate. will continue to update this story with details.

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