Officer Shoots Georgia Regents U. Student in Dorm

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia Regents University (GRU) officials are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred early Saturday morning.

Around 2 a.m., Richmond County Sher¬iff’s deputies responded to a noise complaint stemming from a possible party at University Village, reports the Augusta Chronicle. When the officers arrived, people at the party fled the scene.

Police say GRU student Donte Stewart, 19, got into a vehicle and tried to his a deputy. The officer opened fire, hitting the suspect in the mouth and hand.

Stewart was taken to a local hospital but was not in critical condition. He is being charged with aggravated assault, and the officer is on paid administrative leave.

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