Dispatch then lost contact with Turner.
During the chase, there was a shootout between the officer and Griggs, authorities told Channel 2 on Monday.
The officer was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, Union City police spokesman Jerald January told reporters Monday. Miles said Turner was “alert and talking” on the way to the hospital.
Griggs died at the scene, according to authorities. A gun was also found at the scene, according to the GBI.
Union City Mayor Vince Williams told Channel 2 that Turner was shot five times in the incident. The mayor said Turner’s bulletproof safety vest saved his life.
“Because he had wounds to his chest that did not penetrate his actual chest,” Williams said.
The GBI was called to investigate the incident just before 7:40 p.m. It’s the 27th time this year the agency has been asked to look into a shooting involving a police officer.
People who live in the Highpoint Road area could not access their homes for hours.
The suspect’s mother, Shantrina Griggs, said her son was at the home of his child’s mother at the time of the shooting.
“My child dead,” she told Channel 2. “Why and who killed him? That's what I want to know.”