Man arrested for leading troopers on chase, shooting at GSP car with trooper inside
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Macon man is behind bars after he led Georgia State Patrol troopers on a chase and shot at one of their cars with a trooper inside.
According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, 26 year old Larry Bryant did not stop when a trooper tried pulling him over for distracted driving on Mulberry Street in Macon just after 1:30 Sunday morning.
Several Georgia State Patrol troopers chased Bryant until he wrecked his car on Eli Street. He got out of the car and troopers ran after him. Bryant was hit by a taser, but it didn’t affect him.
According to the GBI, Bryant ran to D Street where he fired shots at a GSP car with a trooper inside. The car was struck five times on its driver side.
Bryant continued to run on D Street, but he eventually threw his gun in the trash and surrendered to troopers.
Bryant was taken to the Bibb County Jail. He is charged with distracted driving, a DUI, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and several other criminal charges.
No officers were injured during this incident.
The GBI will conduct an independent investigation of the officer involved shooting.