The GBI has identified the man arrested for allegedly shooting a Clayton County sheriff’s deputy in the leg during an overnight prostitution sting as Raymond Hamm.
Deputies were working a vice operation around 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Villages on the River apartment complex when Hamm, 25, of Fairburn, “arrived on the scene, pulled a handgun and shot one of the deputies in the leg,” GBI spokeswoman Sherry Lang said.
“Deputies returned fire but did not hit Hamm,” Lang said. “Hamm fled, but was arrested a short time later near the scene.”
Hamm was booked into the Clayton County Jail just before noon Thursday, charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer, obstruction of an officer, false imprisonment, prostitution-pimping and trafficking of persons for labor or servitude.
His first court appearance is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday.
The wounded deputy, whose name has not been released, was taken to Atlanta Medical Center for treatment of injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening, Lang said.
Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill said in a statement that the deputy is expected to make a full recovery.
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