Yet another officer involved shooting in metro Atlanta is being investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
The latest incident happened Wednesday when authorities say a man driving erratically on I-20 refused to pull over for a traffic stop. Instead, the man identified as 36 year old Ramadan Saleem of Atlanta led state troopers on a chase before crashing into a utility pole on Boulevard.
According to the GBI, Saleem shot at the troopers and missed, but was shot and injured when the officers returned fire.
It's the 42nd officer involved shooting the GBI has been requested to investigate in 2023.
43rd OIS GBI investigation of 2023 involves a murder
The 43rd officer involved shooting this year that the GBI has been requested to investigate occurred in Bibb County Wednesday.
Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies say they received information about the location of a murder suspect, Anthony Donnell Baldwin Jr, age 30, of Macon, GA. Baldwin is the suspect in a case involving a 2022 Bibb County homicide investigation. He was near the Housing Authority Apartment Complex on Felton Avenue at Alabama Street in Macon.
According to a statement from GBI Public Affairs Director Nelly Miles: Baldwin was seen in a GMC Yukon that was also reported as stolen. Deputies responded to the area and found Baldwin in the SUV. They began to follow Baldwin and initiated a traffic stop. Baldwin stopped and quickly got out of the SUV. Baldwin then reached back into the SUV and grabbed a firearm. A Bibb County deputy fired his gun towards Baldwin, hitting him. Baldwin was subsequently taken to Navicent Medical Center for medical treatment.
Miles goes on to say that no deputies were injured and that a young child was in the SUV but was not injured.
Metro Atlanta man killed in shootout with officers
On Tuesday the GBI was requested to investigate an officer involved shooting in Covington. The agency saying in a statement: Covington Police Department officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute at the My Home & Suites Hotel on Alcovy Road in Covington. The first officer saw a man, later identified as Treyvorius Stodghill, 23, of Covington, GA with a gun inside a room at the hotel. Stodghill exchanged gunfire with the officer and the officer was shot. A second responding officer arrived on the scene and saw Stodghill, who was pointing a gun at the officer who was down. Stodghill was shot and killed by a Covington Police Officer during the incident. The injured officer was taken to a trauma center for treatment.