RICHMOND COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says that a Richmond County deputy was involved in a officer-involved shooting.
Per the GBI, on Sunday July 14, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office requested the GBI to conduct an officer involved shooting investigation.
Authorities say that the officer-involved shooting occurred after the deputy responded to a shots fired call near 12th St. at Maxwell St. around 5 a.m. Sunday morning. The Richmond County Deputy, now identified as Deputy Ray Parker arrived near the area looking for the subject who was reportedly firing the shots and encountered 33-year-old Malik Williamson in the 1100 block of Anderson Ave. which runs parallel to Maxwell St.
Per Deputy Parker’s account, Williamson refused to obey commands given to him and turned to walk away from Deputy Parker. At the time, Williamson removed a knife with brass knuckles from his waistband and Deputy Parker discharged his duty weapon, striking Williamson.
Malik Williamson was transferred to a local hospital, there are no updates on his condition.
The GBI is still investigating this incident and once completed, the investigation will be turned over to the Augusta Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.