New dashcam footage shows the shocking moment when one of the suspects in a speeding incident opened fire with an AK-47 on three Georgian agents in pursuit.
The three police officers were injured but are expected to survive. However, the suspect in the shooting was killed in a gunfire.
In the video, one of the officers driving their vehicle makes a turn and then comes to a stop while the chatter over the radio continues. A flashing blue light shines in the distance and sirens can be heard in the background.
The deputies appeared to be trying to block the road before being told of gunfire and an injured officer ahead.
Newly released dash cam video shows the moment when a suspect shot at Georgia police
After a moment of screaming, the patrol car starts moving towards the suspects, before suddenly meeting a man, Pier Shelton, standing behind a vehicle.
Shelton approaches the car and fires at least three rounds from an AK-47 at point-blank range.
One of the gunshots hit Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Jay Repetto in the arm and wounded him, while another knocked out the patrol vehicle.
Multiple gunshots can then be heard before the video ends, with two deputies firing at Pier.
The video shows the patrol car approaching the suspects after crashing their car
When they reached the suspect, he opened fire on the police car with an AK-47
Pier Shelton is identified as the shooter in the video, who is later killed by the police
Pier Shelton, 28, was killed in the incident, while his cousin, Aaron Shelton, 22, was arrested and charged with five aggravated assault and three battery charges.
Jay Repetto was hit in the arm during the shooting, but was quickly released from the hospital
Aaron Shelton is being held without a bond.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigations did not determine which of the residents of Birmingham, Alabama was the shooter in the video, but WJCL reports that the shooter was Pier, who was quickly killed.
The incident began at around 3:34 a.m. Monday, when a Georgia State Patrol trooper caught a 2015 Nissan Sentra driving 112 mph on Interstate 20.
The driver stopped when a traffic stop was initiated, but continued as officers approached.
According to the GBI, the trooper was able to bring the car to a stop with a precision immobilization technique, but the driver regained control.
When the trooper attempted a second precision immobilization maneuver, the Nissan Sentra’s passenger leaned out of the window and fired at the car, knocking it out.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Carrollton Police, and Villa Rica Police Department all joined the chase at that point.
The passenger continued to shoot at police and hit Sergeant Rob Holloway of Carrollton Police Department, who eventually crashed his car into a utility pole.
Rob Holloway had to be flown to a hospital after being shot in the head
Chase Gordy was hit twice in the shooting, but was later released from the hospital
The Nissan Sentra eventually crashed near Ithica Elementary School, forcing the two suspects to flee on foot.
The video takes place after the crash at primary school.
Villa Rica police officer Chase Gordy was shot twice at one point after the crash.
The suspects then exchanged fire with Repetto, who was shot in the arm, and Carroll County Corporal Jamison Troutt, who was uninjured and whose vehicle was the origin of the dashcam video.
Troutt followed the chase when Holloway was shot and injured and chose to keep pursuing the suspects while other officers provided assistance.
Aaron Shelton, 22, is facing numerous charges during the exchange that resulted in the death of his cousin
Repetto was immediately treated and released for his injury, while Gordy and Holloway were taken to another hospital.
“We are grateful to our community for the outpouring of support for all involved and we continue to ask for your thoughts and prayers for those injured and affected by this horrific incident, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook.
“I’ve seen a lot in my years,” said spokesman Ashley Hulsey 11 Alive“Watching this video gave me chills.”
Gordy, the officer who was beaten twice, was later released from hospital, while Holloway had to be flown to a hospital in Atlanta after being shot in the head, where he stayed from Wednesday.
Pictured: Police officers on the scene after Monday morning’s wild chase
Pictured: Law enforcement officers are working on the site of the deadly incident
“He can move both hands and feet, hold a cup and drink through a straw himself,” says Sgt. Meredith Browning said, according to WSB-TV
All of his scans returned with positive news. No evidence of spinal injuries or broken bones. Its color and vital signs are ‘perfect’.