UPDATE: Wanted man in custody after Decatur Co. officer-involved shooting

UPDATE: Wanted man in custody after Decatur Co. officer-involved shooting
Troy Arthur Phillips (Source: Sheriff Wiley Griffin)

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WALB) - The second suspect wanted for being involved in an officer-involved shooting and police chase from Seminole County leading to Decatur County Saturday is now behind bars.

Troy Arthur Phillips has been arrested and captured, according to a Twitter post by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).

GBI agents said that a Seminole County deputy was attempting to conduct a traffic stop for reckless driving on two men in a white 2500 Chevrolet pickup truck with a Florida tag. The men kept driving and deputies chased them.

A press release said a second deputy joined the pursuit and the men began to fire a weapon from the truck in the direction of the Seminole County deputies. The deputies fired their weapons in return.

The chase continued into Decatur County and their deputies joined the pursuit. Then the men drove into a driveway of a residence and attempted to gain entry by shooting through the door, according to a release, the homeowner returned fire and the men left the residence.

As a deputy was driving in the area, one of the men shot at the vehicle and hit the deputy, according to a release.

Phillips was charged with assault on an officer
Phillips was charged with assault on an officer (Source: Decatur Co. Sheriff)

The deputy was taken to the hospital for treatment and surgery. He is listed in critical condition, according to the GBI.

The men drove off in their truck and wrecked a short time later in a wooded area. A Georgia State Patrol helicopter and crew responded to the area of the wreck.

One of the suspects, Brad Phillips, 41, was taken into custody. He is being charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.

This is the 12th officer-involved shooting that the GBI has been requested to investigate in 2021.

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