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Bibb NAACP head wants investigation of Sutton shooting

The head of Macon-Bibb County NAACP says she'll ask the district attorney to investigate a recent shooting by Deputy Clayton Sutton.

On March 20, Sutton fired several shots while chasing a man through a Macon neighborhood.

A dog was shot and two men said they were grazed by bullets, but the sheriff's department has not confirmed that.

Friday, Gwenette Westbrooks, president of the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, told 13WMAZ that she believes authorities need to look harder at the case and at Sutton. In December 2012, the officer fatally shot Sammy "Junebug" Davis Jr. outside Kroger on Pio Nono Avenue in Macon.

An investigation said Sutton committed no crime.

But Westbrooks said there are too many similiarities in the case and she thinks he doesn't belong on the force.

"We've got a pattern, we've got two unarmed men being shot. Witnesses say he got out with his gun drawn," she said.

She said she plans to send a letter to Bibb County District Attorney David Cooke asking him to send the case to a grand jury to decide whether any crime was committed.

She also thinks Sutton should resign.

Check back with 13WMAZ.com for updates on this story today.


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