The controversial sheriff a suburban Atlanta county gut shot a woman Sunday night and is now refusing to cooperate with local law enforcement investigating the incident.
Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill shot the woman, a real estate agent whose name has not been released, at a model home in Lawrenceville. The woman remains in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
The incident occurred outside of Hill’s south Atlanta jurisdiction. When local police arrived, Hill refused to answer any questions and left the scene, citing special privileges as sheriff.
Sunday’s shooting isn’t the first occasion in which Hill has come under review by fellow law enforcement. In 2013, he was indicted on 32 charges of racketeering, corruption, and theft by taking.
Despite the indictment, Hill, a Democrat, was renominated and elected by voters in the majority-black, working class suburb. He was later found not guilty by jury trial after his renomination.