Doctors were working Friday morning to save the life of a probationer who was wounded in a gun battle with officers in Dodge County.
Kyle Hutson Coleman was in critical condition Friday night at a Macon hospital after being flown there by helicopter.
The GBI is investigating the officer-involved shooting in Gresston, in the same county where Eastman police officer Tim Smith was shot and killed in August.
GBI Special Agent in Charge of the Eastman Office Scott Whitley said Friday investigators were interviewing officers at the scene.
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At about 10:30 a.m. Friday, the man’s probation officer paid him a visit in a mobile home park next to the Gresston Congregational Holiness Church on Wilson Woodard Road, Whitley said.
The man ran from the officer who chased after him along with a Dodge County sheriff’s deputy onto church property where the fleeing man fired a gun at the officers.
“There was an exchange of gunfire ... and the probationer was shot,” Whitley said.
The officers were not hurt, but the probationer, whose identity was not immediately released, was rushed to the Medical Center, Navicent Health, the nearest trauma hospital.
Telegraph writer Laura Corley contributed to this report.