Grady County Deputy Shot By Suspect Treated, Released From Hospital

News 9 - August 12, 2022 8:00 pm


Authorities said at least one Grady County deputy was shot late Friday morning near Bridge Creek.

The suspect was identified as 36-year-old Racheal Zion Clay. She is being held at the Grady County Jail.

The incident happened at a home near County Street 2960 and Quail Haven Road.

Grady County Sheriff Jim Weir confirmed that the deputy has been treated and released from the hospital.

The suspect was taken into custody.

According to OHP, the incident started when Grady County deputies were called to a woman acting irrationally.

When deputies arrived, they cuffed the woman and put her in a patrol car.

At some point, she was able to slip out of the handcuffs and gain access to a firearm. That is when she shot the deputy and a civilian.

Trooper Eric Foster said the civilian was walking after being shot, but would not comment on if the injury was life threatening at this time.

The suspect was still in the patrol car with a firearm. The car was deactivated and law enforcement were able to contact the suspect.

Trooper Foster stated that the situation was contained to the vehicle and there is no threat to the public.

Officers treated the situation as a barricaded subject, not a standoff.

There were multiple law enforcement agencies on the scene assisting with the situation.


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