Cops: Suspect rammed car into DeKalb patrol vehicle, shot man during money argument

A suspect accused of shooting a man earlier this month and then “intentionally” crashing his car into a DeKalb County patrol vehicle last month in Lithonia was arrested Tuesday, authorities said.

Charles Taylor is charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and aggravated assault. He is being held at the DeKalb County Jail.

Police said Taylor and another man got into an argument over money Sept. 12 at the Wesley Providence Apartments on Wesley Providence Parkway. Taylor shot at the victim before fleeing the scene shortly before noon, DeKalb police spokeswoman Michaela Vincent said Thursday. The victim was not injured during the incident and the relationship between the two was not disclosed.

Exactly a month prior, Taylor “intentionally rammed” his Dodge Challenger into a DeKalb patrol vehicle after an attempted traffic stop in the 6000 block of Hillandale Drive, Vincent said. After hitting the vehicle around 2 p.m., Taylor sped off, according to Vincent.

“Fortunately, the officer was not injured and no other vehicles were hit during the incident,” Vincent said.