Officers were sent to the 2700 block of Mount Zion Road about 3:15 a.m. Sunday, the Clayton police department said in a statement. Police at the scene found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds, according to the statement.
He was taken to a hospital. While his condition and his name were not released, police identified him as a former deputy sheriff.
Investigators learned the shooting happened after some sort of dispute near Myxers Bar and Grill in Jonesboro, police told Channel 2.
Asia Simone Burns is a watchdog reporter for the AJC. Burns was formerly an intern in AJC’s newsroom and now writes about crime. She is a graduate of Samford University and has previously reported for NPR and WABE, Atlanta’s NPR member station.