ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Two weeks after Albany-Dougherty SWAT officers shot a man in Lee County, we finally have details on what happened. We also know two Albany Police officers are on desk duty while the GBI investigates.
GBI agents tell us Jeffrey Wells broke into his ex-girlfriend's home at Spring Lake Mobile Home Park the night of May 21st. No one was home. He then called 911 asking for medical help but called back and said he'd shoot anyone who came inside.
The SWAT team was called out. After a more than two hour standoff, SWAT officers burst in. They say Wells pointed a gun at them. Officers Eric Rozier and Grady Rachel both opened fire and shot Wells in the thigh. It turns out Wells' gun was actually a b-b gun. Wells is now out of the hospital and in the Lee County Jail.
Rozier is a 4-year A-P-D veteran. Rachel has been an Albany officer for five years. They're both on administrative duty as the G-B-I finishes its investigation. The GBI will then turn the report over to the District Attorney.