AMERICUS, GA (WTVM) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting on Saturday.
A Georgia State Patrol Trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop around 2 a.m. Saturday on a gray 2008 Chrysler 300 at the intersection of Mayo St. and Oglethorpe Ave. in Americus.
The driver of the Chrysler 300 was identified as 40-year-old Anthony Mables. Mables did not pull over for police, and a chase ensued.
Mables crashed the Chrysler 300 into a marked patrol car several times. The car came to a stop at Upper River Rd. and Marvin McNeill Rd.
The driver attempted to exit the car and a struggle between the driver and a trooper occurred.
During the struggle, the trooper fired his weapon, hitting Mables.
Mables was airlifted to the Medical Center in Macon where he was treated for his injuries. He was released from the hospital and is now in the Sumter County Jail.
The trooper was transported to the Phoebe Sumter Hospital and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries sustained during the struggle. The trooper has since been released from the hospital as well.
Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story.