A Bibb County Sheriff’s Office deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Ward Street and Amos Street, just before 11:00p.m. on Thursday.
It was reported that the driver of the vehicle refused to stop for deputies, and lead deputies on a brief vehicle pursuit. During the pursuit gunfire was exchanged and the driver was struck. The male driver was transported to Atrium Navicent Health to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The deputy was uninjured during this incident.
The driver is identified as 35-year-old Carlton Lewis Alexander Jr., of Macon. Alexander was released from the hospital and transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center where he was booked on charges of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer for a Felony Offense, Criminal Damage to Property, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of or Attempt to Commit a Felony, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Theft by Receiving Stolen Property-Felony, and several Traffic Violations.
Warrants were also served on Alexander on an unrelated incident that occurred on April 27, 2021, for Aggravated Assault, Criminal Trespass, and Terroristic Threats. Alexander also has a warrant from another law enforcement agency. He is being held without a bond.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the shooting incident. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Internal Affairs Office will conduct an internal investigation.
The deputy involved in the incident is Corporal Travis Carlisle assigned to the K-9-Unit, service years, 7-years. Corporal Carlisle will be placed on administrative leave pending the investigation. (Pictured is Cpl. Travis Carlisle and K-9 Deputy Nala)