Posted: Monday, September 1st 2014 at 7:48am
Athens officer wounded in shooting incident
ATHENS - An officer with the Athens-Clarke County Police Department was shot and wounded while responding to a domestic disturbance Sunday.
According to a report in the Athens Banner Herald, Senior Officer Michael Ward suffered a single gunshot wound when he and a suspect got into a struggle outside the Fairways at Jennings Mill apartments.
Authorities saID the suspect, 28-year-old James Marcantonio, tried to grab Officer Ward's gun and the weapon discharged.
Marcantonio faces charges of aggravated assault and aggravated battery on a police officer.
The officer was treated at the hospital and released.
The incident occurred just before 12 p.m.
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