Recently released video footage from sheriff’s deputies shows the moment a man apparently armed with an AK-47-style rifle opened fire at sheriff’s deputies in Carroll County, Georgia.
A Georgia State Patrol trooper tried to pull over a vehicle for traveling at speeds of 111 mph on Interstate 20 early Monday morning.
Aaron Jajuan Shelton was charged with five counts of aggravated assault and three counts of aggravated battery, authorities said. Pier Shelton was shot and killed by authorities.
When their vehicle was initially stopped, it sped away and a high-speed chase ensued with a state trooper. Troopers carried out a PIT maneuver before the car regained control. According to Newschannel9, the driver ultimately crashed the vehicle after going down a side road.
At one point, after the crash, dashcam footage from a sheriff’s deputy’s car shows a man—identified by the office as Pier Shelton—in the road walking toward their vehicle, armed with the rifle, which he then lifts and opens fire, injuring deputy Jay Repetto.
Deputies immediately returned fire, hitting and killing Pier Shelton, officials told Newschannel9.
Two other sheriff’s deputies were injured in the incident.
Authorities described the rifle as an “AK-47,” but they did not provide more details.
It comes as anti-police demonstrations, looting, and rioting erupted across several major U.S. cities following two police shootings over the weekend.
Rioters in Portland, Oregon, smashed windows at a number of businesses after police fatally shot a man at a nearby park. At the same time, police said that rioters were arrested for setting fires.