Conyers officer out of hospital after crash during stolen car chase

16-year-old suspect suffered minor injuries

A Conyers police officer is home from the hospital after a crash during the pursuit of an allegedly stolen car Tuesday, officials said.

The officer, whose name police said will not be released, was injured in the crash and flown to Grady Memorial Hospital. Officers were chasing a Hyundai Sonata that had been reported as stolen and was spotted within the Conyers city limits, police spokesperson Lt. Quantavis Garcia said. It was driven by a 16-year-old suspect.

During the pursuit, there was a crash involving two patrol vehicles, the suspect’s car and two other vehicles on Ga. 138 at the I-20 interchange, Channel 2 Action News reported.

One of the pursuing officers was flown to Grady with unspecified injuries. He was considered stable at the time and has since been “released from the hospital and is at home resting,” Garcia said.

The teen suspect suffered minor injuries in the crash and has also been released from the hospital, officials said Wednesday. He was charged with theft by receiving stolen property, obstruction and felony fleeing and eluding.

Authorities said the injured officer joined law enforcement two years ago and has been with Conyers police since November 2023.

No other injuries were reported in the five-vehicle collision. Video from the scene showed tow trucks pulling away the two patrol cars, the silver Sonata and a pickup truck filled with tools and construction equipment.

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