Suspect flees in officer involved shooting
Early Monday morning Cordele Police drove to the 600 Block of E 26th Ave after getting a call about a disturbance.
CORDELE, GA – Early Monday morning Cordele Police drove to the 600 Block of E 26th Ave after getting a call about a disturbance.
Contact was made with the caller, who told officers that Antonio Jamar Brown was threatening her and following her around town. The caller was escorted to a safe location while officers attempted to locate the suspect and the vehicle.
A short time later, officers located the suspect vehicle in the 600 block of S 3rd St. Officers attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle; however, the driver fled. After a brief pursuit, the vehicle was stopped by construction on the railroad tracks on S 3rd St. Officers exited their vehicle and gave loud verbal commands for Brown to stop and exit his vehicle. Instead, Brown made a U-turn and drove at the officers. One officer fired multiple rounds at the vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene and was last seen traveling Eastbound on 16th Ave.
The suspect is thirty-five-year-old Antonio Jamar Brown. He was last seen fleeing the area in a green Chevrolet Trailblazer with Ga tag TLV997.
According to Cordele Police, Antonio Jamar Brown already had active felony warrants for:
Possession of a Firearm by a convicted felon
Possession of marijuana and cocaine with intent
Brown is now being sought on these additional warrants:
Assault x 2
Terroristic Threats and Acts
The officer was not injured during this incident. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in and is currently investigating the incident.
Police ask anyone with additional information about this incident to contact the Cordele Police Department at 229.276.2921 or non-emergency 911 at 229.276.2690, the GBI Region 3 Office at 229.931.2439 or the GBI Tipline 1.800.597.8477.