Atlanta-area Sheriff shoots a woman in abdomen
A sheriff in Atlanta-area has been accused of shooting a woman in a subdivision near the suburb of Lawrenceville. According to report, the sheriff was also acquitted about three ago in a corruption case.
While providing details about the sheriff, Gwinnett County police said that the injured woman was found on Sunday evening. According to the police, the sheriff shot the woman in the abdomen. After that, the woman was rushed to Gwinnett Medical Center in critical condition.
In a statement, the police revealed that the sheriff, who shot the woman, has been identified as Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill. Hill refused to talk to investigators at the scene and was later released with no charges, according to the police.
While talking to reporters, Gwinnett County police Sgt. Brian Doan said that the sheriff did not give any statement. The shooting was reported as an accident, the police stated.
Hill was in news about three years ago, when he was elected sheriff despite being under indictment on felony corruption charges. That time, Hill was released and was ordered to continue to work as sheriff in the county. The charges on him were stemmed from his previous period as sheriff of Clayton County from 2005 to 2008.
While defending Hill, his attorneys said that the charges on his clients were politically motivated. Hill has drawn controversy since the day he first took office in 2005, when he fired more than 20 deputies. Later, a judge ordered that the deputies be reinstated.
According to Gwinnett police, investigators working on Hill’s new case have been consulting with the District Attorney's Office. In the ongoing investigation, no charges have been filed against him, as per the police. Possible charges against the sheriff would proceed differently as he is a sheriff, the police stated.
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