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GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Cobb County

State investigators have been called to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Cobb County in which two officers allegedly shot and seriously injured a 23-year-old man.

Officers were sent to the 1600 block of Climbing Rose Court in Kennesaw about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to arrest Jeffery Roy Moffatt on a probation violation, Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles said Thursday.

Moffatt was arrested in November 2010 for aggravated assault and sentenced to 15 years in prison, but he got out early in November 2012, according to jail records obtained by Channel 2 Action News.

He was arrested for a probation violation in January 2013 and again in July 2015 in Cobb County.

Moffatt’s parents were aware of the outstanding arrest warrant and told the Georgia Department of Community Supervision that Moffatt was behaving erratically, he said.

“Preliminary information indicates that during the arrest, an altercation ensued and Moffatt was shot multiple times by two DCS Officers,” Miles said.

Moffatt was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, where he was listed in serious condition Thursday. The officers were not injured during the incident.

A handgun was recovered from the shooting scene, and the investigation into the incident is ongoing, Miles said.

No other details were released.

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