Third Update (7/11/14 12:15 p.m.)The Coffee County Sheriff's Office has confirmed via Facebook that Christopher Barnett has been arrested for his believed connection to the shooting of Officer Larry Carter.Barnett is also believed to have been involved in the armed robbery of Flash Foods.The Sheriff's Office confirms that that a juvenile received a gunshot wound to the leg while officers were attempting to arrest Barnett.GBI investigators from the Eastman and Kingsland branches have been called in to investigate.Second Update 8:20 p.m.
Chief of Police Gary Costeloes confirms at 7:40 this evening the GBI and Coffee County Sheriff's Office received a tip that the suspect was at a home in Coffee County. They went to the residence, did a search, and made an arrest.
The suspect is being held at CCSO.
First Update 4:55 p.m. The Douglas Police Department say the officer that was injured during the pursuit was Larry Carter according to a post on Facebook.Douglas police say he has been released and is recovering from his injury.Initial StoryAround 1:06 Thursday morning, Douglas police responded to an armed robbery call at the Flash Foods on 441 North in Douglas.Shortly after the robbery, officers already in the area performed a traffic stop on a black Dodge convertible coming from the scene of the robbery. When the officers asked if the passenger and driver had any involvements in the robbery, the passenger jumped out of the car.The passenger began running and exchanged gunfire with the officer. One officer was hit in the leg and had to be airlifted to a Savannah medical center. He TMs in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery.The driver of the black Dodge convertible was apprehended and is now being questioned by Coffee County law enforcement. The passenger is still at large and police have setup a perimeter looking for the black male.GBI is assisting with the investigation and are also trying to determine if the two suspects are connected to an additional early morning robbery that happened in Pearson.Stay tuned to GOOD DAY and WFXL.com as this story develops.