The man who was shot by Columbus police on Mill Branch Road was released Friday from Midtown Medical Center, officials said.
Lindsey Donalson, 28, of Columbus was released at 7 p.m. and transported to the Muscogee County Jail. He is charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer in the 8:30 a.m. Sept. 14 shooting at the intersection of Luna Drive and Mill Branch.
Two police officers were in the area to check on shots fired when they found an armed man standing next to a house, Police Chief Ricky Boren said after the shooting. Although officers ordered the man to put down the weapon, the man pointed the gun at one of the officers.
An officer fired two shots from a 9 mm semi-automatic service pistol, and one bullet struck Donalson in the leg. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the agency called to investigate the police-involved shooting, first identified the man as Lindsey Donaldson but he is listed in jail records as Donalson.
Donalson required surgery after the shooting and spent more than a week hospitalized. He is scheduled for a 9 a.m. Monday hearing in Columbus Recorder’s Court.
The shooting remains under investigation by the GBI. Officials have said such police-involved shooting investigations may take 60-90 days to complete.
A day later, an agent with the Metro Narcotics Task Force shot a second man while serving a search warrant on 41st Street. Manolito Eugene Lewis, 24, allegedly pointed a shotgun at an agent before he was shot in the leg. Lewis of Columbus also was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.