A stunning dashcam video captured the moment three Georgia cops were shot by a suspect wielding an AK-47.
the dashcam video that was taken early Monday morning in Carroll County near the border of Alabama, shows Georgia police officers in a squad car rushing towards Pier Shelton, 28, with who they’d been engaged in a high-speed chase, WVTM reported.
As the patrol car speeds towards Shelton’s vehicle, he suddenly becomes visible in the headlights and immediately starts firing numerous rounds at the cops before they shot him dead, according to the outlet and the video.
The dashcam video shows smoke and the windshield cracking from the bullets.
Dashcam Video Of Gunman Opening Fire On Police With AK-47
The three Georgia police officers were shot and wounded as they pursued brothers Aaron Jajuan Shelton and Pier Alexander Shelton, from Alabama, in a high-speed chase that ended early Monday, April 12, 2021, with Pier shot and killed and Aaron in custody, authorities said.
Carroll County Sheriff Terry Langley told reporters the three officers are expected to recover
The Carroll County sheriff’s office said in a statement:
“If not for the heroic efforts of all Officers and agencies involved and to Corporal Troutt and Deputy Repetto for stopping the suspect, this incident could have resulted in more Officers being injured or killed and the suspects could have posed an even bigger threat to the public as this occurred in a residential area, and at this time of the morning, people are getting ready for work and staff is getting ready to arrive at the school,”
The pursuit began at about 3:30 a.m. on Interstate 20 when a Georgia State Patrol trooper clocked Shelton’s vehicle driving 111 mph.
His brother, Aaron Shelton, 22, was later taken into custody but it’s not clear if he’s facing any charges.
H/T Post Wires