Juveniles captured after collision with police, shooting at officer

Juveniles captured after collision with police, shooting at officer

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Two juveniles were arrested after allegedly leading a Jonesboro police officer on a chase and firing at the cop. (Credit: Clayton County Sheriff's Office)
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  • The two juveniles were in a stolen vehicle, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said.
  • They tried to elude Jonesboro police, according to authorities.
  • The juveniles ended up in a head-on collision with the officer, the sheriff’s office said.
  • Both ran and fired shots in the direction of the officer, according to officials.

Two juveniles are in jail after allegedly stealing a vehicle, crashing into a Jonesboro police officer’s car and later firing shots at that officer.

When the officer spotted the juveniles in the vehicle on Sunday, the duo tried to evade arrest and ended up in a head-on collision with the officer, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said in statement.

The juveniles then got out of the vehicle, started running and fired shots at the officer chasing them, authorities said.

At some point, Jonesboro police lost track of the two boys and had to use tracking dogs to pick up their scents.

The dogs led officers to a warehouse where the juveniles were found hiding in the back of a box truck, the sheriff’s office said.

Both juveniles were taken into custody, and officers searching the woods later found the firearm they suspect was used in the incident.
The Jonesboro officer involved in the incident was not injured.

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The attorney for the family will hold a news conference on Monday.

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