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Police shooting investigation continues

October 5, 2005

Newton - City of Newton Police were called to Bullard trailer park just before midnight on Monday for a report of shots fired. Investigators say the owner of the trailer park, Hershel Bullard was firing shots into the air, after an altercation with tenants.

When police arrived, gunshots were exchanged between Bullard and officer James Freeman and Captain David Zigan. Zigan was shot at least twice, and Bullard was killed.

The GBI is working to figure out who fired the first shot and why. On Wednesday, investigators planned to interview Bullard's wife for her version of events.

Captain Zigan is okay, but had to undergo reconstructive surgery on his jaw. Both officers are on paid administrative leave until the investigation is complete.

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