A Middle Georgia police officer is recovering after officials said a suspect shot him during a domestic dispute.
The shooting happened Friday night on Vanessa Drive in Centerville, just south of Macon in Houston County.
GBI agents confirm 45-year-old Perry Baggett is under arrest following the nine-hour standoff in Centerville.
Baggett is accused of shooting Officer Jeremy Mashuga when he responded to a domestic violence call. Mashuga survived the shooting.
Lt. Brian Blanton with the Houston County Sheriff's Department told Channel 2 Action News the suspect who shot the officer was barricaded inside a home for hours.
Authorities detained Baggett just before 7 a.m. Saturday, GBI Special Agent in charge J.T. Ricketson told WMAZ.
Mashuga was shot around 10 p.m. Friday evening as he approached the house.
Baggett then barricaded himself inside the house.
According to The Macon Telegraph, shots could be heard being fired shortly before midnight, and gunfire was exchanged multiple times throughout the night and early morning.
A Georgia State Patrol helicopter flew overhead, and a GBI bomb robot was brought in an attempt to get "eyes" on Baggett inside the home, The Telegraph reported.
Baggett was barricaded inside the house with a woman, who police were able to rescue.
Gas was also used to try to force Baggett out. Law enforcement officers eventually were able to enter the home and found Baggett hiding in the attic, according to The Telegraph.
Mashuga was taken to Navicent Health hospital, where he was expected to recover.
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