Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Georgia State Trooper Shot, Killed After Chase

WSB-TV: A Georgia State Patrol spokesperson said a trooper was shot and killed late Monday night.

Trooper Chadwick LeCroy died after a shooting on Hightower Road and Saint Paul Avenue in northwest Atlanta just after 11 p.m.

Not far from the scene, officers said they found a gun they believe was used in the shooting.

One person is in custody.

“The violator has been identified and we do have a suspect in custody at this time,” said Mark McDonough of the Georgia State Patrol.

Police said the man in custody pulled the trigger and killed LeCroy, 38, during a traffic stop.

“A small chase ensued where the violator wrecked,” said McDonough.

Officers said the man crashed on Hightower Road. Police said LeCroy approached the man’s car and the two got into a fight.

“Shots were fired. Our trooper was struck multiple times and is deceased because of those wounds,” said McDonough.

Officials said LeCroy was shot twice in the face by the man and passed away from his injuries while being transported to Grady Memorial Hospital.

Police said after the shooting, the man jumped into the trooper’s squad car and ditched it several blocks away near Gun Club Drive.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents found a gun, believed to be the one used in the slaying, on top of an apartment building roof.

The man’s name has not yet been released.

Officials with the Georgia State Patrol said LeCroy is the first trooper to be killed by gunfire in 35 years.

LeCroy leaves behind a wife and two sons.

11 comments:

Anastazy JasiƄski said...

Rest in peace my brother!

Anonymous said...

The courts should have no mercy on the SOB that did this. My heartfelt condolences to the family of the slain officer.

God help metro Atlanta. What a wicked, evil city it has become.

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Trooper. God called you home to be with him..God bless your family here on earth...You will see each other again.

LoFlyer said...

My deepest sympathy to the troopers family and friends.

I know y'all wear vests, but be damn careful out there. You know the score better than I do. Your job is to serve and protect, and come home safely to your families after your shift.

Often events are beyond your control, stuff happens and people get killed, maimed or wounded. Make fracken' sure its the perpetrator and not you.

The very best of luck mates!

Anonymous said...

GOD BLESS OUR FELLOW BROTHER, HIS FAMILY, AND ALL OF THOSE WHO ARE IN UNIFORM CARRYING THE BADGE, THE GUN, AND THE COMPASSION FOR ALL OF US WHO LOVE OUR BROTHERS. LET US PRAY THAT HE WILL BE THE LAST ONE.

LET THROW AWAY THE KEY ON THE PERP'S CELL AND WELD IT SHUT.

Anonymous said...

If the Courts did their job , this thug would be in prison and not free to roam.

Anonymous said...

"If the Courts did their job , this thug would be in prison and not free to roam."

Amen to that...I think the news said he had a record of 19 arrests...no active warrants at the time of this event. The courts continually drop the ball and good people in this society suffer for it. Oh well...the "great minds" that control society will learn or they will suffer as well eventually.
Rest well Trooper, hopefully this can be a learning experience for society in general and your sacrifice won't be in vain.

Anonymous said...

What Fulton County Judge authorized a signature bond on this idiot just two weeks before this happened? That Judge needs to be run out of town.

Anonymous said...

God bless you soul Brother, all our prayers are with you family.

Anonymous said...

God bless LeCroy's family, who are bearing a burden that no one should have to bear.

Amen to the courts being a failure - and prosecutors to boot.

Be careful out there - do whatever it takes to get home to those who love you!

Anonymous said...

DeKalb County Superior Court still hasn't learned the lesson!

http://www.ajc.com/news/dekalb/police-crack-dunwoody-laptop-791007.html

After spending one whole day in jail for robbery, a DeKalb County Superior Court Judge gave Maurice Hayes, who has at least 13 arrests and 3 felony convictions, was given a $1300 bond.

Way to keep the public safe, Superior Court!