McDuffie County law enforcement investigating early morning shooting

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McDUFFIE COUNTY, Ga (WJBF) – A suspect considered armed and dangerous is now in custody.

37-year-old Mario Clemons turned himself in Tuesday morning.

Clemons was wanted for a shooting that occurred this morning near Hawes Street in Thomson after the McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to the area concerning a nearby disturbance around 1 a.m.

The initial investigation showed Clemons agreed to meet Brian Brinson on Hawes Street for a fist fight. Sometime during the meeting, shots were fired.

Clemons was suffering from a gunshot wound to his side when he turned himself in. He’s currently being treated at University McDuffie Hospital in Thomson. The investigation is still ongoing.

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