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Police: Sammie Davis Jr. Injured Kroger Manager in 2010

7:50 AM, Feb 19, 2013   |    comments
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The man fatally shot by a Macon police officer outside a supermarket in December had injured a manager during a 2010 disturbance at the same store, according to a Macon police report.

The report describes the July 7, 2010 incident at the Kroger on Pio Nono Avenue.

The report says officers were called because customers complained that Sammie Davis Jr. was "acting strange" in the parking lot. The report does not describe what he was doing.

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But the report says Davis allegedly resisted when store employees tried to restrain him.

A store manager, Mark McWilliams, suffered minor injuries when he struggled with Davis, according to the report.

The 2010 report says officers were told "Davis was not taking his medications for schizophrenia and this is how he acts sometimes."

Davis was taken to a hospital for observation, but the report does not indicate that he was charged with any crime.

Davis was shot to death by Officer Clayton Sutton on Dec. 21, 2012 outside the Kroger after the two men reportedly struggled. Macon police have not described why Sutton was called to the store or why the two men fought.

But they said Davis had no police record and that Sutton was not serving a warrant that day.

The GBI is investigating the December fatal shooting. Sutton remains on administrative leave, which is standard when an officer is involved in a shooting.

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