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Sheriffs official: Georgia officers hurt in chase, shooting

When the guest of a vehicle shot them throughout a cops chase that ended with one suspect eliminated and the other detained, Georgia authorities say 3 officers were wounded

ByThe Associated Press

April 12, 2021, 11:50 PM
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At some point, a passenger leaned out and fired a shot into a police lorry, striking Carrollton Police Sgt. Rob Holloway, Carrollton Police Chief Joel Richards stated. As officers browsed for the 2 men, shots were fired at them around 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m., the GBI stated. Villa Rica Police officer Chase Gordy returned fire and was shot two times, the GBI said. Carroll County Sheriffs Deputy Jay Repetto was likewise shot in the arm, Sheriff Terry Langley said.
The two males in the Sentra were bros from Birmingham, Alabama, the GBI stated.

Holloway and Gordy were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, while Repetto was dealt with at Atlanta Medical Center and launched, the GBI stated.
The 2 guys in the Sentra were bros from Birmingham, Alabama, the GBI said. His sibling, 28-year-old Pier Alexander Shelton, was killed at the scene.
The GBI did not instantly say which brother was driving the car.
The law enforcement agencies involved asked the GBI to do an independent examination.

The trooper pursued the automobile and bumped it to try to stop it but the motorist of the cars and truck gained back control, Dawson said. When the trooper attempted to bump the Sentra once again, a traveler used a rifle to fire at the police car and struck it, taking it out of action, according to a Georgia Bureau of Investigation press release.
The motorist of the Sentra continued to run away, going through the city of Carrollton, where local cops officers signed up with the chase. At some point, a traveler leaned out and fired a shot into a cops car, hitting Carrollton Police Sgt. Rob Holloway, Carrollton Police Chief Joel Richards said.
The chauffeur of the Sentra continued at a high rate of speed and Villa Rica police officers pursued the vehicle down a side roadway, Villa Rica Police Chief Michael Mansour stated. The Sentra then crashed near a grade school in Villa Rica and 2 men ran from the car, the GBI release states.
As officers browsed for the two males, shots were fired at them around 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m., the GBI said. Rental property Rica Police officer Chase Gordy returned fire and was shot twice, the GBI stated. Carroll County Sheriffs Deputy Jay Repetto was also shot in the arm, Sheriff Terry Langley said.
Among the men from the Sentra was shot and eliminated by officers at the scene and the other was apprehended “after a negotiation” and was being held in the Carroll County prison, Langley said.
“It could have been a lot even worse, and were thankful and we hope for the speedy recovery of those officers,” Langley said.

RENTAL PROPERTY RICA, Ga.– Three Georgia police officers were shot and wounded as they pursued two siblings from Alabama in a high-speed chase that ended early Monday with one sibling shot and killed and the other in custody, authorities said.
A Georgia State Patrol trooper clocked a Nissan Sentra going 111 mph (179 kph) on Interstate 20 and started a traffic stop around 3:30 a.m., Georgia State Patrol Capt. Brandon Dawson said. The driver initially took however stopped off again as the trooper approached the back of the automobile.

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