Lavonia, Ga. Two Officers performed a traffic stop at about 9:00 P.M. when officers from the Department pulled over a vehicle suspected of being stolen. The operator of the vehicle fired upon the officers.
Both Officers were identified one was struck in the hand and one was struck under his vest. The shooter fled the scene. Both officers were transported to a local hospital for treatment and other officers flooded the area.
The Shooter was captured about two hours later and was identified as Khari Anthony Dashaun Gordon, 22, who is charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, two counts of attempted murder, and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Gordon was out on bond for an attempted murder charge in Greenville County, according to court records. Gordon was also stopped in Greenville for driving without a license on Friday, December 9.
He was found in the woods about two miles from the scene of the shooting.
One officer was identified as Michael Schullman, 50 married with 2 children, who has been with the department for 14 years who is in ICU. The bullet entered his body under his vest. The other officer was identified as Jeffery Maritin, 22, who has been with the department less than 1 year and is married. The bullet is still in his hand and will have to be removed by a specialist later.
The GBI will be investigating the shooting.