A 31-year-old woman was shot in the leg by her boyfriend Monday, prompting an investigation by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, according to Deputy Felicia Jefferson.
Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the Rockdale Emergency Room in response to an aggravated assault. Upon arrival, a staff member told deputies that a young woman admitted to have been shot by her boyfriend after initially claiming to have been hit in a drive by shooting.
The victim said she came home and woke up her boyfriend, who had allegedly taken some pills and was "out of it," at which point he became agitated and shot her.
The incident is under investigation. A warrant has not been issued.