GBI Requested to Investigate Social Circle Police Involved Shooting

February 20, 2015

Social Circle, GA – The Social Circle Police Department requested the GBI investigate a police involved shooting this afternoon. Initial reports to the GBI are that around 2:06 PM a Social Circle Police officer made a traffic stop at 856 North Cherokee Road in Social Circle.  The officer stated that Donald Lee Cleary, 78, exited his vehicle and assaulted her.  The officer fired one shot, striking Cleary in the abdomen.   

 

Clearly was airlifted to the Atlanta Medical Center to be treated for his injury. 

 

The GBI will conduct a thorough and complete investigation. When the investigation is completed, the results will be turned over to the chief of police and the district attorney.

 

 

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Contact Information: 
Sherry Lang 404/270-8330