Georgia officers injured in chase, shooting west of Atlanta; 1 suspect dead

Published: Apr. 12, 2021 at 8:14 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 12, 2021 at 10:07 AM EDT
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VILLA RICA, Ga. - Authorities in Georgia say multiple officers were shot in a police chase that ended in a shooting Monday morning.

Carroll County sheriff’s spokesperson Investigator Ashley Hulsey said the chase was initiated by the Georgia State Patrol and ended in the area of State Highway 61 near Flat Rock Road.

The chase started around 3:30 a.m. when officers stopped a vehicle traveling at 111 mph, authorities said. The vehicle took off and the pursuit began.

Local police officers joined the chase.

Authorities say the passenger hung out the window and used a rifle to shoot at officers.

By the time it was over, one suspect was dead and the other was arrested.

Three officers were wounded, and at least two were in the hospital Monday morning. One was undergoing surgery.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is leading an investigation, and other agencies including the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and police in Carrollton and Villa Rica are involved.

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