Horrifying dashcam video shows suspect open fire on officers with AK-47, shooting one cop in the head

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CARROLL COUNTY, GA – Dashcam video released by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office shows the horrific and deadly exchange of gunfire between a chase suspect and multiple law enforcement officers.

The incident began when officers attempted to stop a vehicle for traveling 111 mph on an interstate highway. The vehicle briefly stopped, then fled after shots were fired at the officer from the vehicle.

The vehicle continued fleeing, failing to stop for officers. A passenger in the vehicle, later identified as 28-year-old Pier Shelton, opened fire on officers several times.

The chase continued and two officers were struck by bullets fired from Shelton. One officer,  Carrollton Police Sgt. Rob Holloway, was struck in the head while chasing the vehicle and crashed into a utility pole.

Law enforcement from three agencies, including the Carrolton Police Department, Villa Rica Police Department, and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, were involved in the chase.

The fleeing vehicle crashed near Ithica Elementary School in Villa Rica, where Shelton again exchanged shots with officers. 

The video released by police was from the dashcam of a patrol vehicle driven by Carroll County Cpl. Jamison Troutt. Troutt, along with Deputy Jay Repetto, pulled up to the suspects’ vehicle. One officer can be heard saying:

“Let’s move down! Let’s move down! Come on!”

As the officers’ patrol car speeds toward Shelton’s vehicle, he suddenly appears on the video in the headlights of patrol vehicle. He started firing multiple shots at the police vehicle with an AK47.

In the dashcam video, the police vehicle resting behind Shelton was operated by Villa Rica  Police Officer Chase Gordy. Officer Gordy was struck twice by gunfire in an exchange with Shelton.

The first shots captured on video were fired at Cpl. Troutt’s vehicle, which disabled it. Shelton then fired multiple shots into the police vehicle, striking Deputy Repetto in the arm. Cpl. Troutt escaped injury.

Shelton was shot and killed by officers during the exchange. His brother, 22-year-old Aaron Shelton was taken into custody after negotiations with police.

All three officers injured by gunfire during the incident are expected to make a full recovery. Sgt. Holloway was airlifted to an Atlanta-area hospital where the last report said he remains under treatment.

A statement released by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said:

“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.”

Ashley Hulsey, the spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said in an emotional statement:

“I have seen a lot in my years. Watching this video sent chills up my spine.”

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Three Georgia officers shot injured in pursuit; one suspect dead and another in custody

April 13, 2021

CARROLL COUNTY, GA – According to preliminary reports, at least three officers from various police departments were non-fatally shot during a pursuit that occurred in the early morning hours of April 12th.

Officials have stated that one suspect reportedly involved is deceased, while another suspect is in custody.

Here are the details known thus far.

At approximately 3:30 a.m., a Georgia State Patrol trooper had stopped the driver of a Nissan Passenger that was reportedly going 111 mph on I-20 in Carroll County.

According to Georgia State Patrol Captain Brandon Dawson, the driver and passenger had initially stopped but then took off as soon as the trooper was approaching the vehicle.

When the state trooper went to pursue the suspects, a passenger inside of the vehicle allegedly opened fire on the patrol unit, effectively disabling the trooper’s vehicle.

Carrollton Police Chief Joel Richards stated that his officers got involved in the pursuit of the suspects after the department was notified by the Georgia State Patrol about the shooting incident.

Chief Richards said that at one point during the pursuit, the passenger inside of the suspect vehicle allegedly opened fire on his officers and wound up striking one of them, identified as Officer Rob Holloway, who then lost control of his patrol unit and drove into a utility pole.

Villa Rice Police had then gotten involved in the pursuit, with Villa Rice Police Chief Michael Mansour saying that one of his officers, identified as Officer Chase Gordy, was allegedly shot twice by one of the suspects in the vehicle.

Carroll County Sheriff Terry Langley said that one of his deputies, identified as Deputy Jay Rapetto, was also shot and injured, specifically in the arm, during this incident.  

At some point a confrontation between the suspects and authorities resulted in one of the suspects being killed and the other being taken into custody “after a negotiation,” according to Sheriff Langley.

Officials have not released the names of the suspects involved in this case.

Authorities confirmed that all of the officers injured during this incident were transported to a local hospital for treatment. As of this writing, it is unclear as to the severity of each officer’s injuries.

The Georgia Bureau of investigations was said to be investigating the incident.

This is a developing investigation.

Please follow Law Enforcement Today as we continue to gather further insight into this case.

 

 

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