Injured Adairsville officer shoots suspect

An Adairsville Police Officer is on paid administrative leave after he fatally shot a suspect around 12:40 a.m. on Tuesday.

The officer stopped a suspicious vehicle on the entrance ramp to I-75 north at Highway 140.

The officer checked the license plate of the driver, 29-year-old Charles Leon Johnson, II, and found he was wanted for simple battery in Richmond County.

Johnson attempted to flee dragging the officer along the road.

The officer fired once at Johnson, killing him.

The officer received medical attention for his injuries but wasn’t hospitalized.

The GBI is investigating.