Arrest after fight, cop attack at River Glen

One person has been arrested after a shooting and an assault Tuesday on an officer at River Glen Apartments.

According to Richmond County sheriff’s Sgt. Jason Vinson, several people were fighting at the apartment complex on East Boundary and Telfair Street shortly before 6 p.m.

Police said Michael McCorkle, 20, who was involved in the fight, entered a vehicle and began shooting.

Vinson said no one was injured in the shooting.

Deputies arrived at the scene and located McCorkle. Vinson said McCorkle fought the deputy after the officer found a gun in the suspect’s waistband.

Additional officers were called to the scene after several people joined the fight in an attempt to help McCorkle escape.

Officers were able to recover the firearm and arrest McCorkle, who was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a first offender, theft by receiving stolen property and two counts of aggravated assault.

Police said those who attempted to help McCorkle escape quickly fled the area and have not been arrested.

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