Suspect shot in Ashburn officer-involved shooting dies from injuries

Suspect shot in Ashburn officer-involved shooting dies from injuries
Published: Mar. 1, 2023 at 1:27 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 1, 2023 at 7:06 PM EST
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ASHBURN, Ga. (WALB) - The suspect involved in a Wednesday afternoon officer-involved shooting in Ashburn died from their injuries from the shooting, according to officials.

The shooting happened in one location, and an officer was injured in a wreck in a separate location, according to Ashburn Police Chief Richard Purvis. The shooting incident happened on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, in a residential neighborhood near a daycare.

Police said they tried to pull over Daniel Ramone Scott, 25 because he was a burglary suspect. Purvis said while attempting to drive away, Scott t-boned an officer’s vehicle after police formed a blockade. An officer was injured but is okay.

Police said Scott was eventually handcuffed and in custody but still managed to get control of a police vehicle, which is when he was shot.

“At that time, the subject was able to take his handcuffs pull them to the very front of his body, and then move over pushing the glass apart of our container there and getting into the driver seat. That vehicle is equipped with a half cage so he was able to push his way through the plexiglass, jump in the driver seat, throw it in drive and ram the car. The silver car that’s down there,” Purvis said.

Scott died at Tift Regional Medical Center, according to law enforcement.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating.

This is a developing story and we will update as more information becomes available.