- Associated Press - Monday, December 12, 2016

LAVONIA, Ga. (AP) - Police say two northeast Georgia officers have been shot while trying to arrest a suspect in a stolen car.

Multiple media outlets report that Lavonia police Chief Bruce Carlisle says the shooting started as a traffic stop. Carlisle says that when the two officers noticed the vehicle had been reported stolen from Greenville, South Carolina, they attempted to arrest the driver. The driver then shot both officers and fled on foot.

He says the officers were taken to a Greenville hospital with injuries not thought to be life threatening.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles says in a news release that the GBI has been asked to investigate the shooting. Miles says the suspect remains at large.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide