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Report: Trooper shot man who was driving at him

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TIFT CO., GA (WALB) -

A report from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation revealed more information in the case of a Georgia State Patrol officer involved shooting.

The shooting happened during a traffic stop Friday on I-75.

According to the report, Senior GSP Trooper Richard Kennedy pulled over a man and woman traveling north in a Jeep at 98 miles per hour.

The driver, 21-year-old Taylor Bins, had a suspended license, and was arrested.

The passenger, 28-year-old Prince Williamson, was also determined to have inaccurate information.

When Trooper Kennedy tried to take Williamson into custody, he resisted, running around the Jeep.

Williamson then came around and got into the driver's seat of the Jeep, put it in gear, and accelerated toward the trooper, who was in front of the vehicle at the time.

Trooper Kennedy fired one shot at Williamson, hitting him in the face through the windshield of the Jeep.

Williamson then jumped out of the jeep while it was still moving across interstate lanes, and went to the shoulder, where Trooper Kennedy placed him in custody and administered first aid, the report said.

Williamson was taken to a hospital, where his injury was determined not to be life-threatening.

Bins was charged with driving on a suspended license and speeding.

Williamson was charged with aggravated assault, felony obstruction, and false statements.

Authorities discovered that he also had several outstanding felony warrants for his arrest in Tennessee.

He and Bins were booked into the Tift Co. Jail.

The GBI was expected to conduct a thorough investigation to determine exactly what happened during the incident.

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