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Columbus man accused of shooting at his father's co-workers, heads to court

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The Columbus man accused of shooting at his father's co-workers is headed to court. We brought you exclusive footage from the scene on I-185 shortly after the shootout April 8.

Timothy Delbridge Jr. was booked into the county jail shortly after being discharged from the hospital.    

Officials report Delbridge is the son of a Corrections officer that works at Muscogee County Jail.

Columbus police reported the 21 year-old started a shootout with them on a busy highway.

It happened on I-185 heading northbound last Monday afternoon.

Authorities said Delbridge Jr. parked his silver jeep on the shoulder of the highway and a person driving by called police when they heard gunshots.

When police arrived on the scene, they said Delbridge Jr. shot at them with a pistol. The officers returned fire, striking Delbridge several times.

He was transported to the Medical Center where he was listed in unsatisfactory condition for several days.

According to Georgia Bureau of Investigations agent Wayne Smith Delbridge Jr. had to undergo surgery for the injuries.

His condition began to improve midweek and he was moved out of the Intensive Care Unit.

Delbridge is an inmate at the Muscogee County Jail awaiting a Monday morning preliminary hearing.   

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