CPD Investigates Accidental Shooting Following Vehicle Pursuit

Carrollton, GA (March 21, 2023) – On March 20, 2023, while conducting routine patrol, an officer got behind a vehicle that failed to maintain its travel lane.  The vehicle’s tag information also indicated the registered owner had an active warrant.  The officer was able to determine the driver matched the photograph of the registered owner.  At that time, he conducted a traffic stop.  When the officer approached the vehicle, he noticed the odor of marijuana as well as the driver appearing to be intoxicated.  When asked to step out of the vehicle, the driver, identified as Akeem Blue, rapidly accelerated away from the traffic stop.

A short vehicle pursuit ensued, but ended when Blue’s vehicle came to an abrupt stop.  At that time, the passenger in the vehicle notified officers that he had been shot when Blue attempted to throw a firearm out of the window during the pursuit.  Officers immediately rendered aid to the passenger and the firearm was recovered.

The passenger was transported to an Atlanta area hospital via helicopter.

The following arrest has been made:

Akeem Blue, 23, of LaGrange, Ga – Felony Fleeing, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, DUI, Reckless Conduct, Possession of Marijuana (misdemeanor), Failure to Maintain Lane, Troup County warrant for Simple Battery

This case is active and ongoing.  Anyone with any further information is encouraged to contact Carrollton Police Department at 770-834-4451.  All callers may remain anonymous.

Media Contact: 

Sgt. Meredith Browning, Public Affairs – 770-834-4451 /mbrowning@carrollton-ga.gov