BLAKELY, Ga. (WDHN) — A Blakely officer was struck by a car after attempting to stop multiple people fighting in the street, according to officials.
On Sunday around 7:20 p.m., Blakely Police Officers received reports of gunshots in the 700 block of North Main Street in Blakely. A secondary responding officer observed another fight in progress in the 100 Block of Main Street.
The officer stopped to investigate and attempted to break up numerous individuals fighting in the street. In the process, the female officer was struck by a car leaving the scene believed to be driven by one of the individuals fighting, according to Blakely Police.
The officer was treated by EMS and transported to Lifebrite Emergency Room in Blakely where she was later released without serious injuries.
BPD continues to investigate the fight but has referred the assault against the officer to the GBI for a follow-up investigation.
If anyone has information about the incident please contact the Blakely Police Department at (229) 723-3414 or the GBI Region 15 Investigative Office.