Police: Deputies shoot homicide suspect after high-speed chase

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting that left a suspect in serious condition after a chase in Turner County.

Officials say on Monday at around 10:30 a.m. 42-year-old Joyce Marie Lewis-Pelzer was allegedly involved in a homicide in Conyers, Georgia and fled the scene in her car.

Conyers Police issued a BOLO on Lewis-Pelzer and her vehicle, saying that they believed she was possibly heading south toward Florida on Interstate 75.

That afternoon, at around 3:15, a Georgia State trooper in Crisp County spotted Lewis-Pelzermilepostar milepost 95. Crisp County deputies and the trooper attempted to stop the car with a PIT maneuver, but they say the suspect was able to continue into Turner County.

It was there that investigators say troopers attempted another PIT maneuver and successfully stopped the car.

As deputies approached the vehicle, officials say shots were fired from inside the car. The deputies returned fire, hitting Lewis-Pelzer.

Medics airlifted the wounded suspect to Cordele, Georgia. She was then transported to a local hospital where she is described as being in "serious but stable condition."

No officers were injured in the shooting.

The GBI is now conducting its own independent investigation of the incident.