LAVONIA, S. C. – Police say two Georgia officers shot and killed while trying to arrest a suspect in a stolen car.
Multiple media are reporting that Lavonia police chief Bruce Carlisle says the shooting started as a traffic stop. Carlisle says that when the two agents saw the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Greenville, South Carolina, they tried to arrest the driver. The driver then shot both officers and fled on foot.
He says that the officers were taken to a Greenville hospital with injuries not thought to be life threatening.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles says in a press release that the GBI was asked to investigate the shooting. Km says the suspect remains at large.