Pier Shelton Wiki
Pier Shelton Biography
Who was Pier Alexander Shelton?
Pier Shelton was a gunman who died after shooting and wounding all three officers in the early hours of Monday morning on an empty street in Carroll County, Georgia. New dash cam footage shows him holding an AK-47 as he approached a patrol car and opened fire on police after a high-speed chase.
Both Officer Chase Gordy and Sergeant Rob Holloway remain at the hospital. Officer Gordy is expected to be released from the hospital today.
Aaron Jajuan Shelton and Pier Alexander Shelton are cousins (not siblings).
– GA Office of Research (@GBI_GA) April 13, 2021
How old was Pier Shelton?
Pier Shelton was 28 years old at the time of his death.
Pier Shelton Alabama Shooting
The incident began after police attempted to stop a car at high speed, which then started a high-speed chase with a suspect shooting at officers. When the car crashed near a school, Shelton, armed with the AK-47, approached the patrol and began firing.
Dashcam video captured the moment Shelton appears and fires at least three rounds point-blank at the car.
One of the shots hit Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Jay Repetto in the arm and wounded him, while another disabled the cruiser. Several gunshots can then be heard before the video ends, with two officers firing at Pier.
Shelton died during the incident.
Aaron Shelton arrested
His cousin Aaron Shelton was arrested and charged with five counts of aggravated battery and three counts of aggravated battery.
Aaron Shelton is being held without bail.
Alexander Shelton Pier Birmingham Alabama
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation did not identify which of the Birmingham, Alabama natives was the shooter in the video, but WJCL reports that the shooter was Pier, who was quickly killed. The incident started around 3:34 a.m. on Monday.
Pier Alexander Video
It all started when a Georgia State Patrol trooper caught a 2015 Nissan Sentra driving 111 mph down Interstate 20.
The driver stopped when a traffic stop was initiated, but sped up as officers approached. According to the GBI, the police officer was able to do a “precision immobilization technique”, in which the officer smashes his front bumper against the rear bumper of a vehicle to force it off the road.
But the attempt was unsuccessful. The suspects then exchanged shots with Repetto, who was shot in the arm, and Carroll County Corporal Jamison Troutt, who was not injured and whose vehicle was the source of the dash cam video.