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University police officer shoots man in east Ga.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Police are investigating a shooting involving a campus police officer at a Georgia Regents University dormitory complex in the Augusta area.

Georgia Regents Police Chief William McBride says the shooting happened around 2 a.m. Saturday, after officers were called to the University Village on Damascus Road for a noise complaint.

McBride tells The Augusta Chronicle that people began fleeing the scene when officers arrived.

He said a male suspect entered a vehicle and nearly struck an officer, who opened fire. The male suspect was struck at least once by gunfire.

McBride says the suspect was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center with injuries that were not believed to be critical.

Richmond County Sheriff's Investigator Glen Rahn said his department is assisting in the investigation because an officer was involved.

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