published Friday, September 7th, 2012

Suspect charged in Chickamauga police officer shooting

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The man accused of shooting a Chickamauga police officer in the leg Thursday faces at least nine felony charges, Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson said.

Michael Anthony Brooks II, 24, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, two counts of theft and two counts of obstruction of a police officer, according to a news release.

He may also face additional charges in Catoosa County and Hamilton County, Wilson said in the release.

After shooting the officer in the leg Thursday, Brooks fled east in his Jeep. On Three Notch Road in Catoosa County, he stole a car from a woman who was taking her garbage out and continued to drive north in her vehicle.

Georgia officials pursued Brooks and eventually forced him to stop on Interstate 75 North, just over the Tennessee border. He was taken into custody and remains in the Hamilton County Jail on a $150,000 bond, Wilson said.

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