GBI: Deputy shoots man in hand outside Dollar General store

GBI: Deputy shoots man in hand outside Dollar General store

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Joshua Mapson (Credit: Carroll County Sheriff's Office)
  • Story Highlights
  • The shooting injured a man outside a Dollar General store.
  • Joshua Mapson faces reckless conduct and loitering charges.

A Carroll County sheriff’s deputy shot a 22-year-old man in the hand during a routine patrol, The GBI said.

Joshua Mapson was in a vehicle about 3:20 a.m. Monday outside a Dollar General store in the 4700 block of Ga. 166, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said.

The deputy said the man was acting suspiciously and approached him, the GBI said.

“During the encounter, the deputy fired his service weapon multiple times at a male subject, striking him,” Miles said.

It is unclear what led the deputy to fire. 

A Carroll County deputy shot and injured a man early Monday, officials said. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Mapson was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and released. 

He was booked on reckless conduct and loitering charges by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Miles said.

The names of the man shot and the deputy have not been released. 

This is the 69th officer-involved shooting in Georgia this year, according to the GBI. In 2016, the GBI investigated 77 officer-involved shooting incidents. 

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