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Deputy shoots man after scuffle over electronic tablet in Georgia courthouse

The scene outside the courthouse annex building in Georgia.

The scene outside the courthouse annex building in Georgia.  (Fox 5)

A deputy shot and wounded an unarmed man at the Clayton County, Ga., courthouse annex building Wednesday.

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The father of the man who was shot told FOX 5's Aungelique Proctor his son was not armed and came to the Annex building for a child support hearing.

FOX 5 obtained cellphone video showing the Clayton County deputy removing the man from the courtroom after he refused to get off his electronic tablet while in the courtroom.

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Officials said one deputy used a stun gun on the suspect first, but he was still struggling with deputies. The authorities said a second deputy then shot the 27-year-old man in the buttocks at the courthouse annex which is located on South McDonough Street in Jonesboro.

Police said the man who was shot is expected to survive. He was treated at Atlanta Medical Center.

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