Officers responded around 10:30 p.m. to reports of a couple fighting at the OYO Hotel on Alcovy Road in Covington, Georgia, on Tuesday. (FOX5 Atlanta WAGA)

On Tuesday evening, a law enforcement official in Georgia suffered a gunshot wound to the head during an exchange of fire with a suspect at an inn, according to reports from the authorities.

The officer’s identity has not been disclosed to the public, but it was confirmed that they had been admitted to a hospital and, as of Wednesday morning, were in a stable condition, as stated by the Covington Police Department.

According to Fox Digital:

The gun battle happened after officers responded around 10:30 p.m. to the OYO Hotel on Alcovy Road in Covington for a reported fight between a couple, FOX5 Atlanta reported. A witness staying at the motel told the station that the couple had been “arguing all night” and refused to open to door for the responding officer.

The woman said someone inside eventually opened the door. However, the situation escalated, according to the witness, who said she heard the officer repeatedly say,” Put the gun down,” before shots were fired. The officer was struck near his eye, and the bullet lodged in his jaw, law enforcement sources told the station.

As the suspect pointed a gun at the downed officer, another officer returned fire, killing the suspect, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation told the station. The agency said the suspect was identified as 23-year-old Treyvorius Stodghill.

This is a developing story.

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