Three Officers Injured, Suspect Killed During Police Chase

Three officers were injured during a police chase in Georgia Monday morning that ended with a suspect dead and another in custody.

At a news conference on Monday, authorities said three officers had been shot during the pursuit, including one who crashed into a utility pole.

Sgt. Rob Holloway, an officer with the Carrollton Police Department, Villa Rica police officer Chase Gordy and Carroll County sheriff's deputy Jay Repetto were identified as the officers injured during the chase. All three were hospitalized.

The pursuit began when a Georgia State Patrol trooper stopped a Nissan for speeding at 111 mph on Interstate 20 early on Monday morning, according to Georgia State Patrol Captain Brandon Dawson.

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The driver, along with a passenger, initially stopped the vehicle, but then fled the scene with the trooper in pursuit.

Dawson said the trooper managed to bump the vehicle to stop it, but the driver was able to regain control.

The trooper continued pursuing the vehicle until a passenger fired at it and managed to take it out of action.

Local police officers then joined the chase, and at one point, a passenger leaned out of the vehicle and fired at a police vehicle, striking Holloway, Carrollton police chief Joel Richards said.

"At that point the other officers stopped because he lost control and struck a utility pole," he said. "They stopped to render aid."

Holloway, who has been with the department since 2008, was flown to an Atlanta hospital, where he is undergoing surgery, Richards said.

Villa Rica police officers continued pursuing the car, Villa Rica chief Michael Mansour said.

Officer Gordy was struck twice and transported to a hospital in Atlanta. "We're waiting on an update" on his condition, Mansour said.

Carrollton County sheriff Terry Langley said a sheriff's deputy was also shot in the arm.

One suspect was killed and another was taken into custody "after a negotiation," Langley said. The suspect is being held in the Carroll County jail.

"We want to send our prayers out to all the families involved, to those officers that were shot and for their speedy recovery," Langley added.

"There's not a whole lot more that we can tell because this is an ongoing investigation," he added. "But we're thankful today that it could have been a lot worse. We're thankful and we pray for the speedy recovery of those officers."

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been tasked with leading the investigation into the incident.

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