Georgia state trooper shoots 16-year-old who was driving a stolen vehicle

NORCROSS — The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred Tuesday morning at 1:25 a.m. on Indian Brook Way in Norcross.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, preliminary information indicates that at approximately 1:25 a.m., troopers attempted to stop a vehicle driving with no headlights. Officers say the vehicle failed to stop and led troopers to a dead-end near the 1600 block of Indian Brook Way in Norcross. 

According to the GBI, the driver, a 16-year-old male, stopped and when the trooper exited his patrol vehicle, the driver backed the car up toward the trooper. The trooper fired his weapon during the incident, striking the driver. 

A passenger was in the vehicle and ran from the scene. He has not been arrested.

The driver was taken to Northside Hospital Gwinnett where he was treated for a non-life threatening injury. The vehicle was later found to be stolen in Gwinnett County, GBI officials said.

No troopers were injured during the incident.

The GBI will continue its independent investigation. Once completed, it will be turned over to the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office for review.

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