DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating a shooting involving deputies in Douglas County.
Deputies were called to a home on Hwy. 5 in Douglas County on Wednesday afternoon after Deshawta McClain reportedly pulled a gun out on his family.
Officials with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office say the family escaped the home and called 911. When authorities arrived, McClain barricaded himself inside the home.
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After he was at the home for 30 minutes, deputies said McClain walked from the back house to the front with a long rifle pointed at the sheriff’s office Emergency Response Team and fired at them .
Deputies returned fire and shot McClain twice. They say he then went back into a bedroom in the house.
McClain came out of the house a short time later with a gun in his waistband, according to officials. He was then arrested.
He was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
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NewsChopper 2 flew over the area and saw multiple agencies swarming around a home.
The GBI is continuing its investigation into the shooting.
No deputies were injured in this incident.
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