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GBI investigates police shooting

September 12, 2003

Lakeland-- A South Georgia police captain remains on administrative leave after shooting an escaped inmate.

Lakeland Police Captain Jeff Harrison shot 19-year-old Michael Palmer in the leg after he escaped from Patten Detention Center last week. Harrison spotted Palmer on Mack Lane a few hours after he escaped. After an altercation, he fired one shot.

Palmer was in the detention center for aggravated assault and obstruction.

He was treated for a shattered femur at South Georgia Medical Center and is now being held in the Ware State Prison.

Harrison will stay on administrative leave until the GBI concludes its investigation.

posted at 3:45pm by dave.miller@walb.com

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