BREAKING NEWS: Three officers are wounded after shootout with gunman who led police on high speed chase in Georgia
- At least three officers injured during chase and shooting in Carroll County
- Georgia State Patrol began pursuit of suspect in Bremen; ended near Georgia 61
- Two officers were wounded by gunfire; unclear how third officer was injured
- One of the officers was airlifted to a hospital in Atlanta early Monday morning
Three law enforcement officers were injured during a police chase that ended in a shooting in Georgia Monday morning, authorities said.
At least two of the officers were wounded by gunfire and a third was injured though the reason was unclear as of early Monday morning, WXIA-TV reported.
One of the three injured officers was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital.
Carroll County sheriff’s spokesperson Investigator Ashley Hulsey said the chase was initiated by the Georgia State Patrol in Bremen and ended near Georgia 61 and Flat Rock Road, just south of Interstate 20, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
It’s unclear how many officers were injured and Hulsey said she was not aware of the officers’ conditions.
Additional details weren’t immediately released.
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Police activity is blocking the area. Drivers will need to take Ga. 113 or Liberty Road to get around the closures.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was at the scene assisting the State Patrol and the Carrollton Police Department in an investigation.
‘It is still a very active scene at this time,’ Hulsey said.