Suspect hospitalized after being shot by police following multi-county chase

Emanuel, GA (WTOC) – An interstate in Georgia was shut down on Monday after officers shot the driver of what police say was a stolen tractor trailer.

The driver was airlifted to the hospital.

The shooting occurred after officers pursued the suspect in a multi-county chase.

Finally the suspect stopped and exited the vehicle… Brandishing a gun, according to police.

An unidentified speaker said, “When the truck came to rest, Treutlen county deputies were immediately behind it.  the driver of the truck displayed a handgun and the deputies opened fire.  shots were fired, and the suspect ended up being struck.”

No officers were injured.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation into the incident.

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