On April 12, 2021, Officers pursued in a high speed chase with two suspects in a Nissan Sentra. The two suspects identified as 22-year-old Aaron Jajuan Shelton and 28-year-old Pier Alexander Shelton fled a traffic stop on Interstate 20, 45 miles outside Atlanta, GA.
Eventually the high speed chase was brought to a halt, when the suspects car lost control and crashed into a wooded area. Both Pier and Aaron Shelton began fleeing the scene on foot shortly after the crash, when Officers of the Villa Rica Police Department attempted to set up a perimeter around the crashed car.
As the Villa Rica Officers exited their cruiser, Pier Shelton was armed with what seems to be an AK-47 and began firing, wounding Officer Gordy of the Villa Rica Police Department, hitting him multiple times.
Just down the road, Corporal Jamison Troutt and Deputy Jay Repetto were diverting traffic from the area when they heard over the radio an Officer was hit. They quickly jumped into their cruiser when the footage begins and headed up to where the Villa Rica Officers were.
Seen in the footage, as Officer Troutt and Deputy Repetto approach the scene, Pier Shelton is in the middle of the road, armed with a rifle. Pier taking four shots at the drivers side of the cruiser, hits Deputy Repetto in the arm as he exits the vehicle. Officer Troutt in this time has exited the passenger side of the vehicle, where the Officers begin returning fire, ultimately killing Pier Shelton.
Aaron Shelton was found shortly after, un-armed and taken into custody.
Do you think the Officers should have hit him directly with the vehicle? Instead they stopped when they saw Pier armed. Let us know what you think in the comments below.