Three Georgia police officers were shot, a suspect is dead, and another is in custody after a chase that started with a state trooper clocking a vehicle going 111 mph at 3:30 a.m. Monday on Interstate 20 in Bremen, Georgia.
The state trooper pulled over a 2015 Nissan Sentra for speeding. The driver stopped but took off as soon as the officer approached the vehicle. The trooper followed the vehicle and bumped the car. On the second bump, a passenger in the Sentra “leaned out of the front passenger window and began firing at the trooper with a rifle,” according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations.
The trooper’s vehicle was disabled after being shot. That is when the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, the Carrollton Police Department, and the Villa Rica Police Department joined the chase.
The passenger then shot CPS Sgt. Rob Holloway, before the Sentra crashed near an elementary school in Villa Rica.
The suspects, brothers Aaron Jajuan Shelton, 22, and Pier Alexander Shelton, 28, fled on foot. This led to a search by law enforcement.
The GBI reported:
At approximately 5:00 A.M. and 5:30 A.M., the men shot towards officers and Villa Rica Police Officer Chase Gordy returned shots and was shot twice. Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy John Repetto was also shot at and sustained a gunshot injury.
Pier Shelton was fatally shot by law enforcement. Aaron Shelton was taken into custody on five counts of aggravated assault and three counts of aggravated battery. He is being held at the Carroll County Jail.
Sgt. Holloway was flown to a hospital where he underwent surgery. Officer Repetto was taken to Atlanta Medical Center for treatment after being shot in the arm.
According to reports, “Aaron Shelton pleaded guilty in January 2019 to attempted murder and robbery in connection with a March 6, 2018 shooting in Birmingham,” and “Pier Shelton has prior arrests here for unlawful possession of marijuana and having a pistol in a vehicle. Both were dismissed.”