HOLLY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — A police officer has died after a traffic stop in which he fatally shot a man, possibly as the officer was being dragged, authorities said.
Holly Springs Police Chief Tommy Keheley said investigators believe Holly Springs officer Joe Burson, 25, shot the suspect late Wednesday while he was being dragged by a vehicle, but said an inquiry is ongoing.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesperson Nelly Miles said Burson was dragged but managed to fire shots at the driver, who was identified as 29-year-old Ansy Dolce. Miles said Burson and Dolce both died despite receiving first aid. The state agency is investigating Burson’s shooting of the suspect.
Officials had initially said Thursday that Burson had been shot to death.