ZEBULON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia say sheriff’s deputies shot and wounded an armed man after he rammed their patrol car with his vehicle.
The Pike County Sheriff’s Office wrote on its Facebook page that it happened late Tuesday night after deputies responded to a domestic incident. The statement says they were trying to stop a suspect when he sped up and rammed a patrol car.
The sheriff’s office says 24-year-old Dakota Caldwell was carrying an assault rifle and a handgun, and failed to comply with deputies’ instructions. Caldwell was shot and wounded and, after hospital treatment, was taken to jail. He faces several charges including aggravated assault on law enforcement. Caldwell is white. The deputies were uninjured.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating.
It’s unclear if Caldwell has an attorney.