UPDATE: GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Baldwin County
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer-involved shooting in Baldwin County.
UPDATE (12/14 8:33 a.m.) – The GBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Milledgeville.
A woman, identified as 48-year-old Fiesta Lattina Murphy, of Pennsylvania, was hospitalized after being shot. A deputy was also injured.
According to a GBI news release, Baldwin County deputies responded to a burglary in progress at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church on Old Monticello Road just before 5 Tuesday evening.
Deputies entered the church to make sure no one was inside. While there, deputies say Murphy attacked one of the deputies with a hammer. The deputy was hit in the arm with the hammer as he was blocking his head with his arm.
Deputies say they attempted to get Murphy to drop the hammer, but she tried to attack the deputy a second time. The deputies fired their service weapons, hitting Murphy. They rendered aid until EMS arrived.
Murphy was taken to Atrium Health Navicent in Macon.
The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office charged Murphy with Burglary and Arson.
UPDATE (10:45 p.m.) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says it will release a statement on Wednesday.
MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer-involved shooting in Baldwin County.
The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed by email there was an officer-involved shooting late Tuesday afternoon and that the GBI will be providing more information after it completes a preliminary investigation.
We’ve reached out to the GBI in the meantime, but we hadn’t heard back as of 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Check back for updates.