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Perry Police Officer Shoots, Wounds Suspect

A Perry police officer fired four shots at a stolen car suspect and wounded him.


Then the suspect drove all the way to metro Atlanta on Interstate 75 before being arrested.


All that is according to a Perry Police Department news release.

They say it happened around 9:20 p.m. Saturday on Highway 41 south, the Marshallville Highway, where four officers tried to stop a reported stolen car.


The release says the driver tried to run them down.


That's when Officer Jeff Keenom fired the shots and struck 23-year-old Brian Lucas, the driver.


The release says Lucas led officers on a chase through several counties before being arrested. He was treated at a Riverdale hospital.


Perry police say Lucas is in the Clayton County jail, charged with motor vehicle theft, aggravated assault on police officer and fleeing and attempting to elude.


They've asked the GBI to investigate the shooting.




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