Warner Robins man shot by sheriff's deputy
The Houston County Sheriff's Office reports a Warner Robins Man was shot Saturday after an altercation with a sheriff's deputy in Houston County.
According to a press release 61-year-old David Clayboss was shot around 6 p.m. Saturday at his home on North Houston Lake Road. Sheriff's deputies were at the home responding to a call about a domestic problem.
According to the release when deputies encountered Clayboss he was armed, when they asked him to put down his weapon, he failed to do so and was shot.
Family members of the victim say he suffers from a mental condition, and they are upset investigators won't give them any information regarding his medical status, or justification for the shooting.
"Why didn't they follow a different protocol, where they called in a negotiator? Why wasn't he tazed? Why can't we get any answers from anybody at all about anything?" said Chris Clayboss, the son of the victim.
"They knew what they were walking into, they knew what they were walking into, there's no reason, that they did it the way they did," said Melissa Clayboss the victim's daughter.
According to the press release Clayboss was taken to an area hospital for treatment, but neither the Medical Center of Central Georgia or the Houston County Medical Center had anybody by the name of David Clayboss in their patient registries.
The shooting is currently under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. A call to the local GBI office was not returned.