Suspect charged with shooting Rock Hill officer, assaulting girlfriend

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by Afton Spriggs

KMOV.com

Posted on April 9, 2010 at 12:39 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 3:16 AM

Manchester Rd & Raritan Dr

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(KMOV) -- A Rock Hill police officer is now paralyzed from the waist down after a late night shooting.
           
The shooting happened around 11:55 p.m. on Thursday at an apartment complex at the corner of Raritan Drive and Manchester in Rock Hill.
 
Rock Hill police were called to the apartment complex to respond to a domestic dispute involving George Isaac Jones, 36, and his girlfriend. Jones is accused of hitting his girlfriend with a water bottle and a gun and allegedly threatened to kill her daughter.
 
According to Rock Hill Police Lieutenant Cox, when police officers arrived at the apartment, Jones shot Officer Matt Crosby from a 2nd floor landing. One bullet grazed his head, another went into his shoulder and his spine.
 
A second officer reportedly returned fire and hit the Jones. Jones is listed in critical condition.
 
Crosby, 30, underwent surgery to remove the bullet early Friday morning and is now listed in critical condition. Lt. Cox says that the Crosby is paralyzed from the waist down.
 
Rock Hill City Administrator George Liyeos says that Officer Crosby is a graduate of CBC High School. He is married and has three children and has been a Rock Hill police officer for three years.
  
The suspect, Jones, has been charged in both Officer Crosby's shooting and the attack on his girlfriend. He has been charged with assault first degree, two counts of armed criminal action, domestic assault second degree, and resisting arrest.

Jones was also wanted for violation of probation where the original charge was aggravated assault as well as failure to comply with court orders where the original charges were DUI, suspended driver's license, and violation of implied consent law in Tennessee.

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