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Officer-involved shooting confirmed in Newton County
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NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office is on the scene after an officer-involved shooting three miles outside of Covington, Ga.

Sgt. Courtney Morrison told 11Alive news that the incident happened around 8:30 p.m. near Brown Bridge Road and Charleston Place. That's off of Salem Road.

According to Morrison, the shooting happened after deputies performed a traffic stop on a vehicle which they believe may have been connected to an earlier crime.

Both were shot however the extent of their injuries has not been released.

Morrison said officers involved in shootings are typically placed on administrative leave pending investigation.

11Alive will continue to provide updates as they become available.

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