GBI investigating deputy involved dog shooting, man injured during pursuit
According to Sheriff David Davis the GBI was called into investigate after Investigator Clayton Sutton shot a dog who charged at him and then two people complained of injuries.
Sutton shot and killed Sammie Davis, Jr. outside of Kroger on Pio Nono Avenue in December 2012. He was cleared of all charges in that case.
Davis says Clayton and another Investigator John Horne were on their way back from lunch when they heard over the radio about reports of suspicious activity near Churchill Street. They responded to the area, and ended up chasing after two men who split up.
The one Horne was chasing ran off.
The one Sutton was chasing attempted to jump a fence in a yard. As Sutton was approaching the yard a dog charged toward him. The sheriff says Sutton shot the dog. It’s being treated for it’s injuries.
After that, the sheriff says a resident at the home and the suspect complained of injuries. Davis says the resident was treated on the scene, and the suspect was taken to the hospital where he is being treated for his injuries.
GBI Special Agent in Charge, J.T. Ricketson, said early investigation shows Sutton fired at least two rounds during the incident. The GBI anticipates it will complete it’s investigation in about three weeks.