$10,000 reward offered for suspect who assaulted a Cordele Police Officer
CORDELE, Ga -- A $10,000 'Safe Cop Program' reward is now being offered in the apprehension of 26-year-old Quotavious Cochran AKA “Tip”, who fired at a Cordele Police Officer and escaped capture Monday morning.
Executive Director Joseph Occhipinti with National Police Foundation released the statement this morning adding, "It is critical that we seek the help of that community to help bring to justice this perpetrator who saw fit to commit an armed assault on a dedicated law enforcement official”.
This all comes after yesterday morning when Cordele Police Officer Brian Lewis tried to make a routine traffic stop just after 4 a.m. The suspect, Cochran, then reportedly pulled the vehicle over, got out and fired his weapon at the officer. Cochran ran and has eluded capture.
The officer was not struck, however, one bullet struck the patrol car's door before the officer pulled away.
Cochran is described as a black male and was last seen in dark colored pants and a light colored shirt with a dark colored shirt underneath.
He's now charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, interference with government property, firearm discharged near public highway, driving without a license and headlights required, according to the Cordele Police Department. More charges are pending.
The Safe Cop program was established in 1995 and has been instrumental in the arrest and conviction of several cop killers nationwide.
Any person having information relative to this police shooting is requested to contact Lt. Carrie Lull of the Cordele Police Department at 229-276-2921, or your nearest law enforcement agency or National Police Defense Foundation at 888-SAFE COP.