MACON, Georgia (KBTV) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a Bibb County Deputy involved shooting that happened Thursday night.
UPDATE: The driver is identified as 35-year-old Carlton Lewis Alexander Jr. of Macon. Alexander was released from the hospital and transported to the Bibb County Jail where he was booked on charges of Fleeing or Attempting to elude a police officer for a felony offense, Criminal damage to property, Possession of a firearm during the commission of or attempt to commit a felony, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Theft by Receiving Stolen Property-Felony, and several traffic violations. Warrants were also served on Alexander on an unrelated incident that occurred on April 27, 2021, for aggravated assault, criminal trespass, and terroristic threats. Alexander also has a warrant from another law enforcement agency. Alexander is being held without a bond.
The Deputy involved in the incident is Corporal Travis Carlisle assigned to the K-9-unit, service years 7-years. Corporal Carlisle will be placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.
The incident happened just before 11:00p.m. near the intersection of Ward Street and Amos Street in Macon. A Bibb deputy tried to pull over a vehicle but the driver refused to stop. The driver led deputies on a brief chase. During the chase, gunfire was exchanged. The driver was shot. He was taken to Atrium Navicent Health for treatment. His injuries are non-life threatening. The deputy was not injured.
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Internal Affairs Office will conduct an internal investigation. No other information is available at this time.