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Deputy Shoots 10-Year-Old Boy During Search For Suspect

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A 10-year-old boy was shot during a police raid on a home. Police were searching for a wanted suspect at the time.

The child, Dakota Corbitt, was shot by an unnamed deputy in the back of the knee, reports WALB.

The details surrounding how Corbitt was shot remain unclear.

At least one source reports that Sheriff Doyle Wooten said a dog ran up to the unnamed deputy as he approached the property. The one round that was shot missed the dog and hit the child.

It has not been confirmed whether the gun was intentionally fired.

Investigators were searching for 19-year-old Christopher Barnett when Corbitt was shot. Barnett was wanted on suspicion of robbery and the shooting of a police officer.

Barnett was captured by police during the raid and denied bond during his hearing. He has been charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer.  

“After I went to hollering at them that they had shot my son then that’s when they told me the black gentleman that was up there at my house was involved in the shootout with the cop early this morning,” the boy’s mother, Amy Corbitt, said.

“Like I told them, I understood that. However, that was a 10-year-old boy that they shot.”

Corbitt underwent surgery at Savannah Memorial Hospital. His mother has confirmed that the bullet did not damage any major arteries.

Photo Credit: Coffee County Scanner Facebook

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