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Search for Quotavious Cochran continues, reward offered

A manhunt is underway in Crisp County Monday morning after shots were fired at an officer during a traffic stop. / Photo: Kerri Copello

UPDATE (Tuesday 11/14 9 a.m.):

According to a post on the Cordele Police Department Facebook page, a reward of $10,000 has been established for the arrest and conviction of Quontavious “TIP” Cochran. The reward is being offered by the National Police Defense Foundation.

Police say that as of 4 p.m. Monday, warrants were issued for for Cochran for aggravated assault on a peace officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, interference with government property, firearm discharged near public highway, driving without a license and headlights required. Additional charges are pending.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lt. Carrie Lull of the Cordele Police Department at 229-276-292.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A manhunt is underway in Crisp County Monday morning after shots were fired at an officer during a traffic stop.

Officials say that a Cordele police offer stopped a vehicle on 7th Street between 22nd & 23rd Avenue just after 4 a.m.

Surveillance video from a nearby business shows the suspect firing shots at Officer Brian Lewis as soon as the officer's car door opened.

One bullet struck the patrol car’s door and the officer retreated and pulled away. Lewis did not sustain any injuries during the shooting.

Officials say they are looking for 26-year-old Quotavious Cochran aka TIP as a suspect in the incident.

Cordele Chief Rob Rodriguez said, “This incident solidifies the dangers of the law enforcement profession. However, this was purely a premeditated act of violence against one of my officers and we will not rest contently until this young man is held accountable for his actions. We are asking that if anyone has seen Mr. Cochran or knows his whereabouts, to contact the Cordele Police Department or their local law enforcement agency immediately.”

If you have any information on Cochran's whereabouts, you are asked to contact Cordele Police Department at (229)276-2921.


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