An Albany man is is custody after a chase from the Atlanta metro area through Lamar County that ended in Monroe County Tuesday afternoon. During the chase, the truck's operator clung to the back of his rig. When the chase ended, the suspect had to be forced from from the truck. During the chase, a state trooper based in Forsyth was inadvertently hit by friendly fire.
The trooper, identified as Tre Howard, was hit in the arm by two shotgun pellets as other officers fired at the truck's tires. Authorities at the scene said his bullet-proof vest likely saved his life as he was hit in the chest and wrist.
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