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Dashcam shows suspect fire AK-47 at officers after foot chase


Chelsea Prince

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Two armed robbery suspects were arrested after a foot chase through DeKalb County on Wednesday night resulted in gunfire.

Tyrus Montrell Lane opened fire on DeKalb police officers while trying to run away, department spokeswoman Michaela Vincent told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. No officers were reported injured.

Officers first attempted to arrest Lane and a second suspect, David Trevon Lane, after spotting them in the 6200 block of Memorial Drive, according to police. They were in the process of establishing a perimeter when the men took off running, Channel 2 Action News reported.

“One suspect was arrested on the scene, the second was later arrested,” Vincent said.

Tyrus Lane was being held without bond in the DeKalb County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault against an officer, online jail records show. David Lane is also being held without bond on charges of aggravated assault and criminal attempt to commit a felony.

On Monday, three Georgia officers were shot when two men fleeing a traffic stop opened fire on their vehicles, according to the GBI. Carroll County Deputy Jay Repetto and Villa Rica police Officer Chase Gordy have been released from hospitals and are recovering at home, but Carrollton police Sgt. Rob Holloway remains in the intensive care unit at Grady Memorial Hospital.

A fourth officer, sheriff’s Cpl. Jamison Troutt, Repetto’s partner, was injured but was not shot when a man with an assault rifle opened fire on his patrol car, authorities said. In dash camera footage released Wednesday, a man is shown walking to the front of the vehicle and releasing bullet after bullet into the windshield.

According to the GBI, officers at the scene returned fire, killing Pier Alexander Shelton, 28, of Birmingham, Alabama. His cousin, Aaron Jajuan Shelton, 22, also of Birmingham, was arrested and charged with five counts of aggravated assault and three counts of aggravated battery.


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