A tense situation unfolded in northwest Atlanta when a 19-year-old reportedly shot at a state trooper and was subsequently shot himself, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).
The incident started when the teenager, driving a black Nissan Maxima, failed to stop for an emergency vehicle. A state trooper attempted to halt the vehicle, but the driver sped off, prompting a pursuit.
The trooper managed to disable the car using a pursuit intervention technique (PIT maneuver), causing the vehicle to crash into a stop sign.
Following the collision, the teenager fled the scene on foot while allegedly shooting at the trooper. The officer returned fire, striking the 19-year-old who was later transported to a hospital in stable condition. No injuries were reported among the law enforcement officers involved.
The GBI will be carrying out a separate investigation into the incident. The findings will be submitted to the Atlanta Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for examination.
This incident marks the 46th occasion this year where the GBI has been requested to investigate a shooting involving law enforcement.