Shortly after midnight, Jackson Police Officer Sherry Hall was on patrol when she spotted a man in the wood line on Camelia Court according to Jackson Police Chief James Morgan, Officer Hall reportedly stopped and confronted the man.
“At some point, he became argumentative,” Morgan said. “From that point, he pulled out a handgun and fired one round in her direction.” The bullet struck the officer her in the abdomen area of her body armor. The officer returned fire, but the suspect fled.
According to the GBI, Hall is now home from the hospital. She has been on the Jackson police force for three months. Morgan, her boss, described her as a seasoned police officer with experience serving the city of Griffin and as a deputy for the Butts County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect is described as a black male, in his late 20’s to 30’s, approximately 5’8″ to 6” tall. He reportedly weighs between 230 to 240 pounds.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation remained on the scene early Tuesday morning, collecting evidence in the case. Once the GBI’s probe is completed, the case will be turned over to the District Attorney’s Office for review.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Jackson Police at (770) 775-7878.