Georgia deputies shoot, wound motorcyclist after chase
CALHOUN, Ga. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies shot and wounded a motorcyclist following a high-speed chase in northern Georgia, authorities said.
The shooting happened early Sunday in Gordon County, where a motorcyclist sped away when Gordon County deputies tried to pull him over for not having a license plate, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.
Deputies chased the cyclist through the city of Calhoun, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) north of Atlanta, until he crashed near a creek.
Deputies told the GBI the man threatened to shoot them and reached as though he had a gun in his clothing. Two deputies then shot the man, according to a GBI news release.
The wounded man jumped into a creek and continued making threats, the GBI said, prompting a two-hour standoff until deputies with a protective shield waded into the water and apprehended him.
No deputies were injured. The wounded motorcyclist was reported in stable condition at a hospital in Rome, the GBI said. It was not immediately known what charges he faced or whether deputies recovered a gun at the scene.
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