Police said Boynton was arriving to the apartment as police, fire and EMS officials were responding to the scene. Boynton told them he heard two gunshots via his police department’s mobile radio. Lester was flown to Atlanta Medical Center.
He was placed on administrative leave while the GBI investigated the case.
Boynton was cleared in the investigation in September, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
It is not known what Boynton’s status is with the Griffin Police Department following Friday’s arrest.
“While his actions are unfortunate and disappointing, tarnishing our badge, the Griffin Police Department remains dedicated to providing the best possible service to our citizens,” Natale said. “Now and in the near future the department will strive to maintain the highest professional and ethical behavior.”
No other details were released.
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