GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Dalton

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DALTON, GA– The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Dalton, GA, that occurred on Monday, May 1, around 5:00 a.m. and resulted in one woman was shot, and one Dalton Police Department officer injured.

According to the Dalton Police Department, Dalton Police Department officers were dispatched to the Hamilton Medical Center’s Emergency Department in reference to a suspect who had barricaded herself into a patient room, was damaging equipment and resisting efforts by hospital staff to help her.

When officers arrived, they encountered the hostile subject and attempted to take her into custody. The subject, later identified as Chevona Doughty, 41, threw an unknown chemical liquid into the eyes of an office trying to subdue the subject.

It was later reporter that the liquid was hand sanitizer that was thrown into the eyes of the officer.

“In that process, the officer received injuries to his eyes and the officer discharged his weapon and struck the suspect. The suspect was treated for the gunshot wound and will recover,” According to the report.

Doughty was treated and released into the custody of the Dalton Police Department and the officer received treatment for his eyes and was released from the hospital.

Dalton PD arrested and charged Doughty with the offenses of Aggravated Battery-Officer, Obstruction of Officer, and Criminal Damage.

The GBI will complete an independent investigation. Once complete, the case will be given to the Whitfield County District Attorney’s Office for review.

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