Carroll County, GA – Three law enforcement officers were wounded when shots were fired during a pursuit near Bremen early on Monday morning.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said incident occurred at about 4:30 a.m. on April 12 when Georgia State Patrol troopers pursued a vehicle into Carroll County near Ithaca off Highway 61 and Flat Rock Road, WXIA reported.
Two Carroll County sheriff’s deputies were shot, according to Carroll County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Ashley Hulsey.
A third law enforcement officer was wounded but which law enforcement agency the officer belonged to and the extent of the injuries was unknown, WXIA reported.
Hulsey did not know the condition of any of the wounded officers, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
“It is still a very active scene at this time,” Hulsey said.
Witnesses who were nearby the incident said they heard multiple bursts of gunfire, WAGA reported.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was responding to the scene at the request of the state police and the sheriff’s department.
“In regards to the Officer involved incident this morning involving multiple agencies, the scene has been contained and there is no threat to the public at this time,” the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office posted to its official Facebook page.
#BreakingNews This is the scene of the heaviest police activity surrounding the officer involved shooting in Carroll County. Whitworth Road between Villa Rica and Carrollton. @cbs46 pic.twitter.com/PStGppZXgM
— Rebekka Schramm (@SchrammCBS46) April 12, 2021
#BREAKINGNEWS 7:10a Carroll County: Reportedly several officers injured after a chase/shooting on Hwy 61 at Flat Rock Rd. Live team coverage NOW 95.5 @wsbradio @wsbtv Channel 2 Action News #atltraffic pic.twitter.com/uNdKTcmwcu
— Mark McKay (@mckayWSB) April 12, 2021
At the request of the Georgia State Patrol + the Carrollton Police Department, our agents have responded to an OIS in Carroll County. We are working to gather details. pic.twitter.com/pajKi2iP7m
— GA Bureau of Investigation (@GBI_GA) April 12, 2021
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