Georgia State Trooper Shot After Car Chase, Expected to Survive

A Georgia State trooper is recovering after being shot by a suspect on Wednesday night. 

The incident began when GSP Trooper Jacob Fields witnesses a Chevy Silverado speed by his patrol car going 98 mph along Interstate 75. Trooper Fields attempted to stop the vehicle but it fled at a high rate of speed.

After a 10 mile chase, Trooper Fields and another officer were able to box the suspect vehicle and bring it to a stop. That’s when the driver of the suspect vehicle, Vladimir Rodriguez, exited the car and began shooting at the officers.

Trooper Fields was hit with gunfire in the abdomen and leg. The officers returned fire and struck Rodriguez several times in the abdomen.

Trooper Fields was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery and is expected to make a full recovery.

Rodriguez was also transported to a local hospital but died late Wednesday night. 

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