Police pulled over a 35-year-old Georgia man, but instead of complying with the officers, he fled the scene. During the subsequent chase, he crashed and killed a child, authorities say.
On Sept. 10, the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to help the Georgia State Patrol on a traffic stop with an uncooperative motorist.
Deputies responded immediately and when they arrived, the driver would not lower his window or provide his license to officers, according to authorities.
At this moment, a Paulding deputy broke the driver’s side window, which led the driver, Charlie Wilson Moore, 35, to flee the scene, police said. One officer had their foot run over.
A pursuit began, which ended with deputies forcing the car to spin out of control, officials said.
The officers immediately rendered aid to all of the occupants of the vehicle, which they later determined that an unrestrained boy who was fatally injured in the crash, authorities said.
Also, police later determined Moore was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash and had a suspended driver’s license.
Moore was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol and charged with a long list of offenses, including murder during the commission of a felony, homicide by vehicle, DUI, reckless driving and aggressive driving.
He was also wanted out of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the Covington Police Department for various charges, authorities said.