Officer accidentally shoots suspect during arrest in Douglasville, GBI says

Officer accidentally shoots suspect during arrest in Douglasville, GBI says

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. — An officer accidently shot a suspect during an arrest attempt, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed to Channel 2 Action News. 

The shooting happened Tuesday night near a Cracker Barrel on Concourse Parkway in Douglasville. This marked the 60th officer-involved shooting the GBI has responded to in 2019.

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GBI officials said Douglasville officers were attempting to arrest someone when "a struggle ensued."

A spokesperson said a GSP trooper used a Taser during the struggle and a Douglasville police officer accidentally discharged his gun, shooting the suspect.

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The suspect was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The GBI identified him as 28-year-old Pedtro Santillan.

Santillan is being held on meth trafficking charges at the Douglas County Detention Center.