Georgia trooper shoots man who stole officer’s patrol car

Murder Investigation

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia state trooper wounded a man who raised a gun at officers after stealing and crashing a police patrol car.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says 29-year-old Jacob Anthony Palmer was hospitalized in stable condition in Savannah, where he was charged with assaulting a police officer and multiple traffic crimes.

Authorities said a Chatham County police officer investigating a suspicious vehicle found Palmer and learned he was wanted on warrants in Virginia.

Police say Palmer drew a gun on the officer and fled in his patrol car.

Officers chased the police vehicle until it crashed and caught fire.

The GBI said Palmer then pointed a gun at troopers, and one of them shot him.

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