Man fires shot at officers while attempting to flee Warner Robins Police

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WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A man fired a weapon at Warner Robins Police officers Wednesday afternoon while attempting to flee.

That’s according to a WRPD news release, which said it happened following a traffic stop on Suzanne Drive just before 12:30.

The release said an officer and a trainee attempted to pull over a Honda Accord for a seat belt violation.

“The vehicle fled the stop, but officers did not pursue,” the release said.

The officers, who had previously queried the tag, found the vehicle at the homeowner’s home on Oklahoma Avenue.

“The driver, after seeing the officers, fled on foot,” the release said. “As officers gave chase, the driver fired a shot from a handgun at the officers.”

The driver, who police said they’d identified but had not processed, was found hiding behind a shed in a backyard on Carolina Avenue. The gun that was fired was also located.

Northside High School and Parkwood Elementary were placed on Code Yellow for student and staff safety.

“Further details will be given later,” the release said.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 310 Tucker Sargent joined the 41NBC news team in April 2012. He's from Alabama, but you won't catch him saying "Roll Tide!" Tucker grew up near Auburn before moving to north Alabama. He graduated from Danville High School in 2007 and loves to return to the Tennessee Valley any chance he gets. He moved back south to Troy, Alabama after high school, where he graduated from Troy University in 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. He interned in Huntsville at WAAY-TV before joining 41NBC. His passion is sports, and his favorite teams are the Auburn Tigers and Troy Trojans. On the weekends you can catch Tucker watching college football on Saturdays and NASCAR on Sundays! He's proud to call middle Georgia home for now and could always use a story idea from you, so don't hesitate to get in touch with him!