WASHINGTON, April 12 (Xinhua) -- At least three police officers were shot in a car chase in southern U.S. state Georgia on early Monday morning, the authorities said.
One suspect was pronounced dead and another has been taken into custody, according to a NBC News report.
A Georgia State Patrol trooper tried to stop a car around 3:30 a.m. local time after he clocked the car going 111 mph in Carroll County, about 50 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia State Patrol Captain Brandon Dawson said on Monday.
As the state trooper followed the suspects, a passenger in the car opened fire and struck the patrol car, disabling it, Dawson said.
Carrollton police officers then joined the car chase. At one point, a passenger fired rounds into the patrol car, hitting a police officer.
Villa Rice police officers then pursued the suspects down a side road and the suspect opened fire again, striking another officer twice.
A deputy with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office was also shot in the arm, Carroll County Sheriff Terry Langley said.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said on early Monday it was called to investigate the shooting.