Two Georgia police officers are on recovering today after being shot on Monday evening.
The two Lavonia Police officers were conducting a traffic stop on Monday evening when the suspect drew a handgun on the officers and opened fire, hitting both. Investigators have stated that it appears the officers never returned fire and the gunman fled on foot.
Both officers were sent to a hospital in South Carolina with non-life threatening injuries and have been identified as 50-year-old Captain Michael Schulman and 22-year-old Jeffrey Martin.
Suspect Khari Anthony Dashaun Gordon of Greenville, South Carolina, was taken into custody after a several-hour long manhunt. Georgia Bureau of Investigations report that the 22-year-old fugitive was found hiding in a forest.
According to Fox5, Gordon -who has a substantial criminal history- is being charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and criminal attempt to commit murder. He is also being charged with possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony. Authorities say more charges will likely follow.
Investigators are still processing the crime scene and interrogating witnesses.
The third police shooting in Georgia over the span of a week, one-third of the officers shot in the past three incidents have not survived.
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