Manhunt underway after shots fired at Cordele officer
UPDATE: According to a post on the Cordele Police Department Facebook page, a reward of $10,000 has been established for the arrest and conviction of Quontavious “TIP” Cochran. The reward is being offered by the National Police Defense Foundation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Lt. Carrie Lull of the Cordele Police Department at 229-276-292.
UPDATE: The shooter has been identified as 26-year-old Quontavious Cochran of Macon County, according to a release from the Cordele Police Department. The release stated that Cochran is also known as "Tip," and is warranted on an outstanding parole warrant as of Monday, Nov. 13.
In the release, Chief Rob Rodriguez stated, “This incident solidifies the dangers of the law enforcement profession. However, this was purely a premeditated act of violence against one of my officers and we will not rest contently until this young man is held accountable for his actions. We are asking that if anyone has seen Mr. Cochran or knows his whereabouts, to contact the Cordele Police Department or their local law enforcement agency immediately.”
Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to contact Lt. Carrie Lull of the Cordele Police Department at 229-276-292.
CORDELE, Ga. -- A manhunt is underway in Crisp County after shots were fired at an officer.
Officials say that a Cordele police officer stopped a vehicle on 7th Street between 22nd and 23rd Avenue just after 4 a.m.
Surveillance video from a nearby business shows the suspect firing shots at the officer as soon as the patrol car door opened.
One bullet struck the patrol car's door before the officer pulled away.
The shooter then ran east on foot. He 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.
Crisp County deputies and K9 are assisting with the search.