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Deputy-involved shooting at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church

Scene of the deputy-involved shooting in DeKalb County. (WSB-TV)
Scene of the deputy-involved shooting in DeKalb County. (WSB-TV)
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Updated: 2/05 3:04 pm
LITHONIA, Ga. (WSB-TV) -- DeKalb County sheriff’s office confirms to Channel 2’s Ryan Young that there was a deputy-involved shooting in the parking lot of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon.

The sheriff’s office said the deputy is OK.

A spokesperson for the church said the shooting is unrelated to the church. The church said deputies chased the suspect onto church property where the shooting occurred.

The suspect's condition is unknown at this time.

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church is located on 6400 Woodrow Road in Lithonia.

Channel 2 has a crew on the way to the scene of the shooting.

A man was shot at the same church in February 2011.

Watch Channel 2 Action News beginning at 4 for updates on this developing story.
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