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Trooper named after officers, suspect injured by shot gun pellets

CORDELE, GA (WALB) -

The Georgia Department of Public Safety public information office says Sergeant Jon Posey was the trooper who accidentally fired his shotgun following a chase Thursday. 

29-year-old Danielle Ockstadt, who was driving the speeding car, Ashburn Police Officer Ferron Yi, and Turner County Sheriff's Office Deputy Scotty Ireland were struck in the legs by pellets.

The officers were treated and released, and Ockstadt remains in the hospital with an unspecified leg injury. Posey is on paid administrative leave.

Authorities say Ockstadt, who had outstanding warrants, led police on a chase that ended near Exit 99 in Cordele, The passenger, Joaquim Dinon Gerry, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, took his life with a stolen pistol.

Ashburn Police started pursuing the Acura on I-75 because it was traveling without a tag.

Crisp County Sheriff's officials joined in when the chase crossed into Crisp County, and the male passenger in the car was shooting at law enforcement.

The chase took officers and deputies into speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.

Suddenly the car slowed and pulled off the side of the interstate. Gerry was found with a self inflicted gun shot wound. 

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