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Officials release name of suspect shot by deputies

COVINGTON -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released the name of the suspect who was shot Saturday morning when he reportedly pointed a gun at Newton County deputies.

"His name is Kristopher Day. I don't have an age. His wound was not life-threatening. He was shot in the leg," said GBI spokesman John Bankhead.

According to NCSO records, Day's address is 30 Summer Lane.

NCSO deputies were called to Melton Way in western Newton County around 2:15 a.m. Saturday with reports of a man out in the street firing his gun.

"When deputies arrived, they confirmed that is what the man was doing and when they ordered him several times to put his gun down, he pointed the gun at them. Both deputies fired," said NCSO spokesman Lt. Tyrone Oliver the day of the incident.

Day was taken to an area hospital and no one else was hurt. The two deputies who fired their weapons were placed on administrative leave while an investigation into the incident is conducted by the GBI, standard procedure for a deputy-involved shooting.

Day was charged with six counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and reckless conduct.