The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified the man who was shot by police Thursday morning on Mill Branch Road.
Lindsey Donaldson, 28, was struck in his leg once after an officer fired two shots from a 9 mm semi-automatic service pistol. He was taken to Midtown Medical Center where he was in surgery, Columbus Police Chief Ricky Boren said. His injuries didn’t appear life threatening, and an update of his condition was unavailable Thursday evening.
The chief said police responded to shots fired at the intersection of Luna Drive and Mill Branch about 8:30 a.m. When officers arrived, they found a man standing next to a house with a gun, according to Boren.
“The officers gave numerous orders for the man to put the gun down,” Boren said.
At some point the man pointed the gun at one of the officers, and an officer fired two shots at the man, one of them striking him in the leg, Boren said.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was on the scene around 10 a.m. and Boren said all questions will be handled by them.
The officers were not injured and both will be placed on administrative leave, which is standard practice, Boren said.
On Sept. 4, during a domestic altercation call, a Columbus police officer shot and killed a man wanted in Texas on methamphetamine charges.