BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. — The investigation into the circumstances surrounding a shooting in a busy intersection continues Monday.
Cartersville police told Channel 2′s Larry Spruill that around 3 p.m. Sunday, officers were called to a crash on Highway 41 when they saw a man walking in the road with a gun.
As police arrived at the scene, the man opened fire on the officers and they fired back.
A witness told Channel 2 Action News that this was the moment they started recording with their cell phone.
“I thought it was a normal high-speed chase. ‘I heard them screaming, ‘Get on the ground. Get on the ground. Put your hands on the ground,’” they told Spruill.
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In the video, you can hear rapid gunshots followed by a plume of white smoke that could be seen coming from a white car.
Channel 2 Action News cameras saw several bullet holes in the front window shield of the car.
“The initial shot was just one and then when I saw the police shooting, it could be like 15-20 I heard,” the witness said.
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Investigators said when the suspect began to shoot, officers shot back.
No injuries were reported.
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Cartersville Police arrested the suspect. His name and charges have not been released.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation told Channel 2 Action News that they have not been called to investigate this shooting.
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