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Handcuffed man shot in arm during struggle with Bibb deputy
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A magistrate judge on Friday set a $4,160 bond for Kenyae Brown, the Macon man wounded by a deputy during a struggle.

Brown remains in the Bibb County jail, charged with a probation violation and obstructing a law officer.

On Friday, Sheriff David Davis defended his officers' handling of the case, which came after a loitering complaint.

The GBI is investigating the shooting -- usually standard procedure when an officer fires shots.

The shooting happened near the Fort Hawkins Package Store on Emery Highway.

Davis said Brown, 20, who was wearing handcuffs, was shot during a struggle with a deputy.

According to a news release from the sheriff's office, Deputy Addie Whitehead was dispatched to the call after the loitering call. Deputies Angela Endsley and Patrick Robinson also responded.

Deputies saw the men in front of the package store and asked them to hand over their ID's.

As the deputies did a warrants check on each individual, the person identifying himself as Kendra Brown was informed he had valid warrants for his arrest.

Davis told 13WMAZ on Friday that his deputies had the right to question the people at the store because they were responding to a complaint of a crime -- loitering.

A struggle occurred between Brown and the deputies, and an officer used a Taser on Brown twice, Davis said. Brown continued to resist before being handcuffed from his front, the news release states.

Although suspects are usually handcuffed with their hands in back, Davis said the officers handcuffed Brown in front due to him struggling.

Once he was handcuffed, the release says, Brown ran, Robinson caught him, and Brown allegedly tried to grab the officer's gun, Davis said.

Robinson fired his gun, hitting Brown in the left arm, the release says.

The man has correctly been identified as Kenyae Brown, not Kendra Brown, as he previously told officers. The two are brothers. Kenyae Brown faces charges of giving false information and felony obstruction.

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Brown was treated and released from the hospital before being booked into Bibb County jail.


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