63-year-old man shot by officers after reaching for gun in Polk County, GBI confirms

A 63-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot by a Polk County police officer on Wednesday afternoon.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says they were called to Pleasant Hill Road at 1:15 p.m. to reports of a domestic dispute.

When they arrived, they met with Flint Dawson Warren. Witnesses say that during the interaction, Warren reached for a gun that was on his waist.

An officer shot Warren, sending him to the hospital. His current condition is unknown.

No officers were injured during the shooting.

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This marks the third officer-involved shooting being investigated by the GBI in less than 24 hours.

Late Tuesday night, a Covington police officer was shot in the head at the Oyo Hotel. The officer was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but is now listed as stable.

Treyvorius Stodghill, 24, was also shot during an exchange of gunfire and died from his injuries.

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The GBI remains on the scene of a chase on I-20 with Georgia State Patrol that ended in a shootout and crash in the Grant Park neighborhood.

Officials have not confirmed any injuries sustained in the shooting.


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