State trooper shoots, kills suspect in Carroll County chase, crash

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a state trooper opened fire on a suspect during a chase through Carroll County, killing him Tuesday afternoon.

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office was in pursuit of a suspect wanted in connection to mail thefts in Carrollton. A trooper from Post 4, Villa Rica joined in the chase in Roopville near Banks Circle and Highway 5 at around 3:19 p.m.

That trooper first deployed stop sticks. That's when officials said 51-year-old Jason Scott Fletcher of Hogansville swerved his car to avoid them, attempting to hit the trooper who opened fire.

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A shooting involving Georgia State Patrol troopers and a motorist is under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation along Banks Circle near Highway 5 in Villa Rica on May 14, 2024. 

Fletcher crashed.

He was rushed to Tanner Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

The GBI said no officers were injured during the chase or shooting.

The GBI was called to investigate the case as it is the standard protocol any time that a Georgia officer is involved in a shooting.