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Greenville man sentenced to 100 years in shooting of 2 GA officers

Khari Gordon appears in bond court. (Dec. 13, 2016/FOX Carolina) Khari Gordon appears in bond court. (Dec. 13, 2016/FOX Carolina)
Captain Michael Schulman (left) and Officer Jeffery Martin (Courtesy: Lavonia PD) Captain Michael Schulman (left) and Officer Jeffery Martin (Courtesy: Lavonia PD)
LAVONIA, GA (FOX Carolina) -

The man who opened fire on Lavonia police officers, injuring two in 2016, pleaded guilty in court on Thursday.

Khari Gordon, 23, of Greenville was arrested in December 2016 after police said he shot two officers during a traffic stop near Jones Street in Lavonia, Georgia. Gordon was driving a car reported stolen out of Greenville, police said.

The wounded officers were 50-year-old Captain Michael Shulman and 22-year-old Jeffrey Martin.

Gordon had three prior felony convictions and was on bond for attempted murder at the time.

District Attorney Parks White said Shulman and Martin faced Gordon in court during his four-day trial, during which time Gordon admitted to two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer, two counts of aggravated battery, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and theft by bringing stolen property into the state.

“I said it’s what God wants me to do so I’m going to forgive you of what you did, but you did the crime now you do the time,” said Captain Michael Shulman, “Then I said we’re two lucky individuals. I’m lucky to be alive and you’re lucky this wasn’t a murder trial. That’s what I said to him.”

Gordon was sentenced to 100 years with the first 50 years to be served in prison in the state of Georgia, White said.

“I’m blessed and my partner is also blessed. This country has had numerous officer-involved shootings that have ended a lot worse than my incident did,” said Officer Jeffrey Martin.

"Let this serve as a warning to any other recidivist felon contemplating coming into the counties of the Northern Judicial Circuit and harming a member of law enforcement: your actions will be met with swift, stern justice," White said.

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