FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities have identified a suspect who was shot by a deputy in Forsyth County.
The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office told FOX 5 they responded to a suicidal person call after 11 p.m Sunday night at Shady Grove RV Park on Shady Grove Road.
Investigators said after they arrived, deputies were confronted by 44-year-old Jason Aldridge, who was armed with a knife. They say Aldridge threatened the deputy in close quarters and, at that point, according to detectives, the deputy fired his weapon and struck the male.
All deputies are okay.
Aldridge was taken to the hospital. No update on his condition.
A spokesman for the department told us the deputy who fired the weapon, and the other deputies on-scene at this incident, were placed on routine administrative leave while this is under investigation.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called-in to investigate this incident.