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GBI investigating after Dalton police officer shoots suspect in standoff

From Local 3 News: The Dalton Police Department has asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to investigate a Monday morning shooting by a Dalton police officer.


The suspect’s gunshot wound is not considered life-threatening and the officer has injuries to their eyes which is also not considered life-threatening, according to Dalton spokesman Bruce Frazier.


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


The GBI says that the suspect, identified as 41-year-old Chevona Doughty of Dalton, was barricaded in one of the examination rooms.


When the Dalton officers entered the room, Doughty threw an unknown chemical liquid substance into one of the officer’s eyes, causing the officer to temporarily lose his sight.


The officer fired his weapon shooting Doughty who received non-life-threatening injuries.


Doughty was treated and released into the custody of the Dalton Police Department.


The officer received treatment for his eyes and was released from the hospital. The liquid substance was later determined to be hand sanitizer.