Chickamauga officer shot; suspect caught after police chase
A Chickamauga police officer was shot while responding to a 911 call that reported a domestic dispute Thursday evening.
Sgt. Ira Taylor, a law enforcement veteran of 27 years, was shot by Michael Anthony Brooks II, a 24-year-old believed to be from Lindale, Calif.
A “rolling domestic” situation began at the Kangaroo gas station on U.S. 27. in Chickamauga and officers responded and pulled the vehicle over in the 100 block of Wilder Road, according to Chickamauga police chief Micheal Haney.
“The officer is fine. He appeared to have a contact wound above the knee,” Haney said.
The 49-year-old officer has been released from Erlanger at Hutcheson hospital in Fort Oglethorpe. He has been with the Chickamauga Police Department for four years.
Two men stopped upon seeing the situation with Brooks and his passengers. One of the men is a volunteer firefighter and made a second call to 911 at the urging of Brooks’ 26-year-old female passenger.