Man accused of shooting an officer of Middle Georgia during a confrontation in custody

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. – A Middle Georgia police officer is recovering after officials said a suspect shot him during a domestic dispute.

The shooting occurred Friday night on Vanessa Drive in Centerville, just south of Macon in Houston County.

Lt. Brian Blanton, of the Houston County Sheriff's Department, told Channel 2 Action News that the suspect who shot the officer was barricaded inside a house for hours, but is now in custody.

ABC affiliate WGXA News confirmed that the suspect had been identified as Perry Baggett, 45, of Centerville.

A city leader told the station that the officer's shot was Jeremy Mashuga. Mashuga is out of surgery and is expected to be fine, according to Blanton.

We will keep you updated on this development story and offer you updates during Channel 2 Action News Saturday AM.


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