If a GBI investigation shows a Macon police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man outside the Kroger grocery store on Pio Nono Avenue in December, the officer likely wont return to the same job.
Chief Mike Burns said the GBI has asked that police not comment about the investigation into the Dec. 21 shooting of Sammie Junebug Davis Jr. by Officer Clayton Sutton.
Theres a lot of things Id love to say, but theyre the lead investigating agency, Burns said Wednesday.
If Sutton is found to have committed a crime in shooting Davis, he will be fired, the chief said.
If the GBI says its justified, then Ill have to find a place for him and itll probably have to be out of the public because the media and some elected officials have made it dangerous for him to do his job, he said.
Sutton has been on administrative leave since the shooting.