The two officers were not hit by the gunfire, according to the city of Chamblee.

Chamblee officers exchange gunfire with suspects after chase, police say

Police searched through the early morning hours for two passengers who ran after a car chase and allegedly fired at Chamblee officers.

The two officers were not hit by the gunfire, according to Chamblee city spokeswoman Tisa Moore. While the two suspects remain at large Monday, the car’s driver is in custody.

The incident kicked off about 12:30 a.m. when the officers spotted a vehicle with a stolen tag and attempted to stop it at the intersection of Buford Highway and Dresden Drive. 

“After a short vehicle pursuit, the suspect vehicle failed to stop, and the occupants crashed the vehicle at a dead end on Johnson Road,” Moore said in a news release. “All three occupants exited the vehicle and fled on foot.”

At least one of the passengers fired at the officers as they ran, she said. The officers returned fire.

They later caught up with the driver, identified as 25-year-old Tyrone Jaquine Bennett. He was arrested on charges of theft by receiving, fleeing or attempting to elude police and obstruction.

Authorities set up a perimeter and searched for the other two suspects. DeKalb County police K-9 and helicopter units joined in, as did Brookhaven and Doraville police. 

It is unknown if the passengers were injured, Moore said. A description of the suspects was not provided. 

The GBI has been made aware of the incident. 

Chamblee police are asking the public to remain vigilant and call 770-986-5005 with any information.

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