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MARIETTA, Ga. — A state trooper and a suspect were shot Wednesday afternoon in a police chase in suburban Atlanta, the Georgia State Patrol said.
The GSP said in an email that the trooper and suspect were shot in a pursuit on Interstate 75 in Marietta. The trooper had tried to pull over the suspect for speeding, which set off the 10-mile pursuit, CBSaffiliate WGCL reported.
They were both taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital. Their conditions were unknown, but the trooper was conscious, according Jen Talaber, a spokeswoman for Gov. Nathan Deal.
WGCL reported the trooper is Jacob Fields, who has been with the Georgia State Patrol for three years.
The suspect, who has not yet been identified, went to the hospital for surgery.
Marietta Police spokeswoman Brittany Wallace said the shooting caused all but two lanes of the busy highway to shut down.
WSB-TV showed cars at a standstill for about a mile as several police cars and an ambulance were parked at the scene. Police diverted traffic off I-75 heading south to clear the way for the investigation.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said it will continue to investigate the shooting.
— CBS46 (@cbs46) January 27, 2016