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Law enforcement secures a scene at the Wal-Mart store in Douglas early Thursday morning following the shooting of a City of Douglas police officer. Jerry A. Hudson/DouglasNow.com Law enforcement secures a scene at the Wal-Mart store in Douglas early Thursday morning following the shooting of a City of Douglas police officer.

An officer with the Douglas Police Department was shot in the line of duty early this morning after attempting to initiate a traffic stop on subjects suspected of a robbery which occurred just moments earlier.

According to sources with the DPD, an armed robbery occurred at the Flash Foods store on the north end of Douglas at around 1:00 a.m. A short time later, Officer Larry Carter spotted a Chrysler convertible that matched the description of the robbery suspects travelling at a high rate of speed southbound through the city. When the officer attempted to conduct a stop in the area of the Wal-Mart store off Bowens Mill Rd., a passenger in the vehicle allegedly jumped out and ran. Officer Carter was shot in the leg as he attempted to chase the suspect on foot.

Douglas Police Chief Gary Casteloes states Officer Carter was airlifted to a trauma center in Savannah due to the nature of his injuries, but has since been released from the hospital. Casteloes reported Carter was on his way back to Douglas around noon today.

Casteloes further stated the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was contacted to take control of the shooting investigation since it involved an officer. He added the DPD will still be leading the investigation of the armed robbery at Flash Foods.

The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody at the scene, though his name has not yet been released by authorities.

UPDATE:

At approximately 6:50 p.m. Thursday, Chief Casteloes announced the suspect being sought for the alleged shooting of Officer Carter had been located in the county by GBI agents and was arrested. The announcement came during the regular meeting of the Douglas City Commission.

"I have just been informed that the subject is en route to the Coffee County Jail," Casteloes said.

Chief Casteloes did not reveal the name of the suspect at this time.

DouglasNow.com will continue to update this story as more information is obtained and provided.

Last modified onThursday, 10 July 2014 18:59
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  • Jose Garcia
    Jose Garcia Thursday, 10 July 2014 12:22 Comment Link Report

    Praying for the officer and his family

  • Allen Peacock Jr.
    Allen Peacock Jr. Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:54 Comment Link Report

    Peacock's Thrift Shop-Douglas, Ga wish officer the very best. We will keep him in our prayers...Allen Peacock Jr.

  • Angela Slaughter
    Angela Slaughter Thursday, 10 July 2014 09:07 Comment Link Report

    I PRAY 2 GOD IT ISNT AN OFFICER THAT IM FRIENDS WITH BUT WHOEVER THE OFFICER IS I HOPE THEY HAVE A SPEEDY RECOVERY

  • June Brown
    June Brown Thursday, 10 July 2014 09:01 Comment Link Report

    Prayers going out lord put your healing hands on this officer and there family

  • Vette Tomlin
    Vette Tomlin Thursday, 10 July 2014 07:21 Comment Link Report

    Praying!

  • *Mrs. Pamela Baskin..
    *Mrs. Pamela Baskin.. Thursday, 10 July 2014 07:20 Comment Link Report

    prayers goes out to the injured officer, his family, the Police Dept. and our City of Douglas....

  • Brandy Barlow
    Brandy Barlow Thursday, 10 July 2014 05:47 Comment Link Report

    Praying for this officer and their family...

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