2 officers shot during traffic stop in Georgia

LAVONIA, GA (WSPA) – Two police officers were shot during a traffic stop in Lavonia, Georgia and police say the suspect is still on the loose.

According to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle, one officer was shot in the shoulder and the other was shot in the hand and leg.

Both officers were taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital for their injuries.

The shooting happened near the Zaxby’s restaurant on Jones Street in Lavonia, according to the chief.


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