Video: 2 Ga. cops shot, suspect killed in gun battle

The suspect pulled a firearm and shot three times before fleeing

By PoliceOne Staff

SAVANNAH, Ga.  — Four officers were cleared by a grand jury after body camera footage from a fatal shooting of an armed felon was released, WSAV reported.

Officers Michael Gonzales, Daniel Kang, Ruben Colon and John Hauber had stopped the suspect, 25-year-old Tyrie Cuyler, on Oct. 27 when he pulled a firearm during the traffic stop, according to SavannahNow.  

Cuyler shot three times, striking Colon and Gonzalez. Officers returned fire, shooting 19 times at Cuyler as he tried to escape on foot. 

Police found a .38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver with electrical tape wrapped around the handle in Cuyler’s possession. They also found 16 individually wrapped bags of cocaine.

“He’s (Cuyler) already demonstrated he’s dangerous, he’s already demonstrated he has no fear of shooting people, including the police, so you can’t let him go,” Major Gerry Long told the news site. They know that there’s an officer down so they can’t let this guy go out into the general public with a firearm, he’s obviously clearly going to hurt somebody.”

The convicted felon was under investigation for two separate rapes at the time of his death. 

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