At 5:04 a.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Milledgeville Police Department to conduct an officer-involved shooting investigation at Oconee Greenway Park in Milledgeville. 

Preliminary information indicates at approximately 1:40 a.m., a burglary occurred at the Jet No. 61 gas station, which is located on North Columbia Street in Milledgeville, according to a press release issued by the GBI.

A BOLO (Be on the Lookout) was issued for the vehicle shortly after the burglary. At approximately 4 a.m., a Milledgeville PD officer recognized the vehicle matching the BOLO at the Jet No. 29 gas station, which is located on East Hancock Street in Milledgeville. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, at which time a chase ensued and the vehicle wrecked in the woods shortly thereafter.

The officer heard a loud noise and discharged his duty weapon, striking Antonio Craig Martin, 50, of Atlanta in the foot, according to the press release.

Authorities did not indicate in the press release whether or not the noise was from a weapon discharging.

Martin was airlifted to Navicent Health in Macon, Ga. where Martin is in stable condition.

At this time, no weapon has been located.

The GBI will conduct its independent investigation. Once complete, it will be turned over to the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review, according to the GBI press release.

The incident is the 68th shooting involving a law enforcement officer the GBI has been called to investigate so far this year, according to the GBI.

UPDATE: 9:34 a.m. 9/9/2020

A reporter is at the scene of a shooting that involved a Milledgeville police officer.

The suspect was shot in the foot and was flown by helicopter to The Medical Center, Navicent Health hospital in Macon.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting.

According to Eatonton Police Chief Kent Lawrence, the incident stems from a reported crime spree in Putnam County.

Sometime between midnight at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning in Eatonton, two burglaries took place at Eatonton businesses. At one of the businesses, a suspect reportedly stole an older model pickup truck in Eatonton and made his way into Milledgeville. 

Eatonton Police put out a lookout for the stolen truck and a possible suspect. 

The burglary suspect has been identified by Lawrence as Antonio Craig Martin, 50, of the 1900 block of Thomasville Drive, Atlanta. Lawrence did not provide other information on the shooting, only the suspect in the burglaries.

A truck matching the description of the one stolen in Eatonton was later spotted by a Milledgeville police officer. At some point later, the shooting happened in the area of the Oconee River Greenway.

Details and the time of the shooting have not yet been made public.

The incident is the 68th shooting involving a law enforcement officer the GBI has been called to investigate so far this year, according to the GBI.

6:20 a.m. 9/9/2020

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a shooting involving a police officer in Milledgeville.

The shooting happened sometime early Wednesday morning and involved an officer with the Milledgeville Police Department.

A man was shot and he has been flown to The Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon.

The incident is the 68th shooting involving a law enforcement officer the GBI has been called to investigate so far this year, according to the GBI.

No further details are available at this time. A reporter is en route to the area of the shooting. Details will be updated as soon as they are made available.

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