One trooper pulled out his Taser and twice tried to stun Bryant, authorities said. A second trooper also deployed his stun gun on Bryant.
The fleeing man was hit once, but was not affected, the GBI said. Instead, Bryant kept running down D Street.
At some point, Bryant pulled out a gun and shot at a GSP cruiser that had a trooper inside, the GBI said. The car was hit five times, but the trooper was not hurt.
Bryant continued to run along D Street for a short time, authorities said, but eventually threw his gun into a trash can and surrendered to troopers. He was taken to the Bibb County Jail, where he remains with no bond.
In addition to aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, he is charged with driving with a suspended license, probation violation, driving while under the influence of alcohol, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, fleeing or attempting to elude and other miscellaneous traffic offenses.
The State Patrol asked the GBI to investigate the incident, authorities confirmed.
While it is not clear if any of the troopers used their firearms during the incident, the investigation is the first officer-involved shooting the GBI has been requested to look into this year. The GBI investigated 96 such shootings in 2020.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also tracks officer-involved shootings that don’t involve the GBI, and those numbers sometimes differ from the GBI’s tally.