Authorities believe a man wanted for shooting a Banks County deputy Wednesday afternoon is in the Atlanta area.
The suspect stopped the car, jumped out and started firing at my officers,” said Banks County Sheriff Carlton Speed.
The GBI said the woman was forced at gunpoint to drive the suspect to Atlanta before she dropped him off, and sustained minor injuries.
Accused of shooting a Banks Co deputy.
According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, a woman returned to her Commerce home to find a man fitting the suspect’s description.
Man wanted for shooting Banks County deputy possibly in Atlanta
“While the suspect fled on foot, he continued to shoot towards the deputy’s patrol unit,” the Banks County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
The deputy was shot while still in his patrol car, according to the sheriff’s office.
Anyone with information is asked to call the GBI tip line at 1-800-597-8477, the Banks County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 677-2248, or the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 367-3784,According to the Banks County Sheriff’s Office, the string of incidents began shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday when deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery in progress at Atlanta Dragway, a dragstrip off U.S. Highway 441 near Commerce.
A man suspected of shooting and injuring a Banks County deputy on Wednesday afternoon as part of a spree of criminal activity may now be in the Atlanta area after forcing a Commerce woman at gunpoint to drive him there, according to a Thursday news release from the Banks County Sheriff’s Office.
The Banks County deputy, who was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, was shot while attempting to stop of the suspect at Tanger Outlet Center, a short distance from the dragstrip on U.S. 441.
GBI: Banks County shooter may be in Atlanta area
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