(ATLANTA, GA) – On Tuesday, December 20, 2022, around 11:00 a.m., a Trooper from Post 15 Perry attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation on Watson Boulevard near Tom Chapman Boulevard, in Houston County.  The driver of the vehicle refused to stop for the Trooper, initiating a vehicle pursuit.  The driver turned into a business and fled from the vehicle on foot.  The driver carjacked a motorist and fled in the victim’s vehicle.  The driver traveled onto Interstate 75 North and continued to flee from the Trooper.  The driver fled into Bibb County where he ultimately crashed on US 41 near GA 247.  The driver was taken into custody by Troopers and Deputies from the Bibb, Houston, and Peach County Sheriff’s Offices.  During the incident, there were shots fired from the suspect and subsequent shots fired by the Trooper.  No injuries were reported.

This incident has been turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) for further investigation.  Any further inquiries should be directed to the GBI Office of Public Affairs.