Officers chased the man, later confirmed to be 24-year-old Smith, through an apartment complex and commercial business area, ending in the parking lot of a business in the 9100 White Bluff Road, according to the news release. While running, Smith allegedly pointed his weapon at the officer. The officer fired at Smith, hitting him in the leg.
Smith, of Ellabell, was taken to a hospital and is said to be stable, the news release states. No officers were injured, and GBI investigators recovered a weapon from the scene. It is not clear what type of weapon was found.