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Man shot by deputies Saturday identified
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The man shot after allegedly threatening deputies with a shotgun over the weekend has been identified as Kristopher Day.

Day was shot early Saturday morning when deputies from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office were called to a home on Melton Way in the western part of the county where callers said a man was firing shots in the air. One of the rounds had actually entered a home in the neighborhood.

When they arrived in the neighborhood they encountered Day who ignored repeated instructions to put his gun down, instead pointing it at deputies. They then opened fire on him, striking him in the leg, according to Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesman John Bankhead.

Day was transported to an area hospital. The GBI is investigating the case, as is common in a situation such as this.