Police in Clayton County have identified a man who officers shot following a public domestic dispute Saturday.
The man, Marquis Harris, 33, fired at officers when they arrived at the scene of the dispute Saturday afternoon, Clayton County police said Monday.
Harris had met with the mother of his children around 5 p.m. at a Quik Trip just outside Morrow. They got into a fight, police were called, the incident spilled across the street to a Pars Cars automobile dealership. He shot at the police and they fired back, Watson-Fraser said.
The man was taken to Atlanta Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition, according to Clayton County police spokesman Sgt. K.T. Hughes. No one else was injured.
The officers — police would not identify them or say how many were involved — were assigned to desk duty pending the outcome of an investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Hughes said the dispute broke out while the two parents were meeting to exchange custody of their children. The shooting occurred in the 6800 block of Mt. Zion Boulevard, near the intersection of Richardson Parkway and just off the I-75 exit.
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