An unnamed Perry police officer shot a gunman Wednesday night at the Mason Terrace Apartments.
Ronald Bittner was shot in the shoulder after refusing to drop the weapons he had in both hands at about 9:40 p.m., said Capt. Bill Phelps, acting police chief.
“He had been drinking all day and he was firing a shotgun and two handguns,” Phelps said. “He had been doing that off-and-on all day.”
When police arrived, they ordered Bittner to let go of the guns, but he ducked behind a building and raised a gun toward an officer, Phelps said.
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The officer fired and hit him the shoulder.
Bittner was treated and released from the Medical Center of Central Georgia and was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, Phelps said. He was being held in the Houston County jail Thursday without bond.
The GBI is investigating the shooting and agents were conducting interviews Thursday morning.