GBI: Suspect pulled gun on Georgia officer before he was shot

GBI: Suspect pulled gun on Georgia officer before he was shot

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An officer-involved shooting was reported in Glynn County.
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  • The suspect was shot and tasered by an officer after he fled a traffic stop, the GBI said. 
  • Officials say he flashed a gun, but it is not clear if he fired a shot at the officer. 
  • The suspect is in good condition at a Florida hospital. 

An armed suspect was tasered and shot after fleeing a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon near a South Georgia gas station, GBI officials said.  

Kenneth Brandon Williams, 34, is in good condition at the Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, GBI special agent Stacy B. Carson said. Williams faces aggravated assault charges after authorities said he pulled a gun on Glynn County police Officer David Sepanski. 

It is not clear if Williams fired a shot at Sepanski. 

Sepanski pulled Williams over in Brunswick, Carson said. Williams pulled into an Exxon, where he jumped out of his car and ran to a wooded area behind the gas station. 

Sepanski used his Taser on Williams, who then pulled out a handgun, Carson said. The officer pulled out his gun and shot Williams several times. 

Williams is also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. 

The GBI is investigating the shooting.

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