CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. - A suspect was shot at the end of a chase that started after he stole a Bartow County Sheriff's Department vehicle Saturday night, authorities said. On Sunday, investigators identified the suspect as 32-year-old Lorenzo Taylor of Mississippi.
The chase ended when a Cobb County police officer rammed the stolen patrol car along Georgia Highway 92 in Cherokee County. Taylor was taken to Kennestone Hospital after the shooting. Officers say they had to use a stun gun on Taylor more than once after the shooting to keep him under control.
The chase lasted nearly an hour, and ended near the intersection of Highway 92 and Dixie Drive. Several law enforcement vehicles were damaged in the course of the chase. Investigators say Taylor tried to hit officers with the stolen patrol car after it was spun out, ending the chase. That's when deputies shot at Taylor, hitting him twice.
There was a heavy police presence in the area where the chase ended. The Georgia State Patrol took over the investigation into the crash that ended the chase. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is responsible for the investigation into the officer-involved shooting.
Authorities said there were no significant injuries to law enforcement officers.
Authorities said Taylor stole the patrol car after Bartow County deputies identified him as a possible suspect in a string of car break-ins in the Acworth area.