UPDATE: GBI arrests suspects in officer involved shooting
FORT OGLETHORPE, GA (WRCB) -
UPDATE: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified the suspects in an officer-involved shooting in Ft. Oglethorpe on Monday.
The GBI, along with the Ft. Oglethorpe Police Department, arrested 49-year-old Lisa Massey, 57-year-old Leander Johnson and 45-year-old George Hughes.
The suspects face charges ranging from shoplifting, obstruction, driving on a revoked license, fleeing attempting to elude, and permitting unlawful use of a vehicle.
PREVIOUS STORY: At 2:50 p.m. Monday afternoon, Fort. Oglethorpe police officers were sent to track down shoplifters at the Walmart on Battlefield Pkwy.
“As officers were responding they were given the lookout for a vehicle, but with no direction of travel,” said Greg Ramey, GBI.
In less than five minutes two officers spotted the three suspects in a Blue Toyota Camry and pulled them over on Stuart Road.
One of the suspects got out and ran.
“That officer who was making that stop followed him on foot,” said Ramey.
The officer's counterpart tried to keep a close eye on the two other suspects who were still inside the vehicle.
The report states the duo inside the car decided to leave driving toward the officer.
He pulled his gun and fired a shot as they drove off. The GBI came in to investigate.
“Anytime there is an officer-involved use of force, we're called in to investigate, because we do an independent investigation,” said Ramey.
The two people in the car were caught at a nearby office depot parking lot.
The runner was rounded up near Battlewood Apartments.
The GBI says all three suspects had outstanding warrants.
No one was injured in the shooting. It’s standard protocol for the GBI to be brought in when an officer is involved in a shooting. The names of the three suspects aren't being released at this time.
PREVIOUS STORY: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating of an officer-involved shooting in Fort Oglethorpe. Around 3 p.m. Monday Fort Oglethorpe Police officers were responding to a shoplifting call at the Fort Oglethorpe Walmart on Battlefield Parkway.
A lookout was given for a blue Toyota Camry with no direction of travel. About five minutes later, the vehicle was located and a traffic stop was initiated. One suspect fled the vehicle on foot and the officer gave chase.
A second officer stayed with the vehicle. The subject's vehicle attempted to leave the scene driving in the direction of that officer into a crowded roadway. At that point, the officer fired one time. The vehicle was followed and two subjects were taken into custody in a nearby Office Depot parking lot. A third person was taken into custody near Battlewood Apartments.
No one was injured in the incident. The shoplifting case is under investigation by Fort Oglethorpe PD. The GBI will conduct an independent investigation to determine what occurred during the incident. When the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the Catoosa County District Attorney's Office for judicial review.