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Pitts attempts suicide in hospital; deputies cleared

Tyler Pitts, the man shot by Lamar deputies Thursday after he opened fire on them following a high speed chase, attempted suicide last night at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. UPDATE: The five deputies who fired shots during this incident have been cleared by district attorney Richard Milam and have only to undergo counseling before they can return to duty. Losing five people has left the sheriff’s office shorthanded with regard to staff. Sheriff Brad White reported Friday that Pitts somehow got possession of a pair of surgical scissors and cut his own throat. He underwent emergency surgery overnight. A Medical Center spokesperson could not provide a condition report on him Friday morning. Meanwhile, five Lamar deputies are on administrative leave after firing on Pitts who was hit in the side and hand. ”The video is pretty clear that it was a situation where my guys had to shoot,” sheriff White said.

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