Police say a Georgia State Patrol trooper shot and killed a man Saturday after he allegedly tried to drown another trooper Saturday night in Hall County.

A spokesperson with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation told CBS46 Georgia State Patrol troopers started chasing a vehicle after its driver wouldn't stop at a checkpoint in Flowery Branch.

The spokesperson said that after a chase, troopers eventually boxed the suspect in, resulting in a crash. Police say the driver and a passenger left the vehicle and started running away after the crash.

One of the troopers eventually caught the driver at a creek, which is when police say the driver tried to "submerge him underwater," after a fight. Two additional troopers arrived and one of the troopers shot and killed the driver after a Taser had no impact, according to the spokesperson.

The driver who was killed was identified by police as 36-year-old Rodrigo Guardiola from Gainesville. All three troopers were treated for injuries at a hospital and eventually released, according to police.

 

 

 

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