David Shane Guyton, of Calhoun, has been identified as the suspect in last week's shooting. He is charged with felony criminal attempt to commit murder.
The officer's name has not been released yet because the incident is still under investigation.
Guyton remains at the Gordon County Jail.
It was approximately 8:20 p.m. Sunday night when an on-duty police officer allegedly noticed a man run a stop sign directly in front of him. Little did he know that what should have been a regular traffic stop would end with a shotgun being fired at him.
According to the Calhoun City Police:
The man allegedly failed to stop at a currently unknown stop sign, pulling out in front of the police officer.
When the officer pulled him over, the man fled, and again failed to stop at another stop sign (at the intersection of Beamer Road and Harris Beamer Road), running into a fence.
The suspect started to flee on foot and a pursuit ensued, according to the report.
After a short chase, the officer found himself the target of a 12-gauge shotgun. The suspect allegedly fired once, missing the officer.
The officer returned fire hitting the suspect once in the neck, according to the report.
He was life-flighted to Erlanger Hospital where he is in stable condition. According to Tony Pyle with the Calhoun Police Department, the suspect is expected to pull through.
The Calhoun office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation into the shooting, and the officer has been placed on administrative leave with pay.
It is normal procedure for the Bureau to conduct investigations in the northwest Georgia area whenever local officers have use force to apprehend subjects, the report stated.
The investigation is being conducted by Special Agents Dan Sims and Audey Murphy.