Update: 1 injured, 1 captured after Clinch Co. officer-involved shooting

Clinch County
Clinch County(WALB)
Published: Aug. 29, 2021 at 12:25 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 3, 2021 at 1:58 PM EDT
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HOMERVILLE, Ga. (WALB) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Clinch County, according to the agency.

The GBI said the Homerville Police Department requested their assistance.

On Sunday, shortly after 10 a.m., the police department and the Clinch County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call about a suspicious person in a car on Thelma Hwy.

Law enforcement stopped the vehicle on Frank Sessoms Hwy. Tracy Alan Guess, 50, and Samuel Reginald Thornton, 42, were in the car.

After law enforcement made contact, the GBI said Guess drove away. On GA Highway 122, Guess rammed into a Clinch County deputy’s vehicle, according to the GBI.

When the vehicles came to a stop, the GBI said Thornton ran from the scene.

Officers attempted to take Guess into custody. The GBI said Guess was tased several times but that was ineffective. The GBI said at one point, he got one of the officer’s tasers and tased another officer.

Guess was shot by a Homerville police officer that was tased, according to the GBI.

Guess was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg, according to the GBI.

Thornton was at large, according to the GBI.

On Sept. 3, the Clinch County Sheriff’s Office said Thornton was captured. The stolen truck from Timberline Reforestation was also recovered.

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