The GBI responded to the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Bartow County on Friday afternoon.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

GBI IDs man who was shot after allegedly trying to run over deputy during chase

A man who tried to run over a Georgia deputy during a chase in Bartow County on Friday was shot and taken to a hospital, the GBI said.

According to the preliminary investigation, Bartow County Deputy Matthew Aliberti attempted to pull over Charles Allen Brock, 47, for a traffic violation just after noon, but he wouldn’t stop and drove away.

Brock was wanted out of Cartersville on theft charges, but the deputies were not aware of that at the time.

After an eight-minute chase, Brock’s vehicle drove off the road at 4956 Country Lane in Acworth, and Aliberti followed him, wrecking his patrol vehicle in a ditch, the GBI said. 

 

“The dude actually turned on this street right here, and I think he lost control,” witness Ashley Sylliaasen told Channel 2 at the scene.

At that point, “Brock then attempted to run over Deputy Aliberti with his vehicle,” the GBI said. Aliberti fired multiple shots at Brock, hitting him.

 

Brock was rushed to Kennestone Hospital, where he is in critical but stable condition, the GBI said. No one else was injured.

A female passenger in the vehicle was not injured, but she was arrested on unrelated charges, the GBI said. Neither her name nor the charges she faces were provided. 

The sheriff’s office plans to file charges against Brock once he is released from the hospital, the GBI said. The specific charges expected to be brought against him have not been released. 

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