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Suspect shoots at Athens officers, who return fire

A man ran from Athens-Clarke County officers, then got into a vehicle and fired a gun toward police Friday night, according to investigators.

At least one officer returned fire toward 25-year-old Walter McGuire, who then led officers on a pursuit before being arrested. The Colbert man was charged with two counts of aggravated assault on law enforcement officers, attempting to elude and obstruction, in addition to numerous traffic-related offenses, Clarke County jail records show.

No injuries were reported due to the gunfire. But McGuire was treated for unknown injuries at a local hospital before being booked into jail, where he was being held without bond Saturday afternoon.

The incident began while officers were patrolling Bethel Midtown Village apartments in the 100 block of Hickman Drive, according to police.

The GBI was asked to conduct the investigation into the shooting, which is standard procedure when an officer fires their weapon in the line of duty.

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Hopefully, the unknown injuries are the result of an ass-kicking.


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