Suspect name released in I-75 officer-involved shooting

Photo: Alexandria Ikomoni

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting Monday afternoon.

GBI officials said that law enforcement was on the lookout for a black Nissan Ultima being driven coming from metro-Atlanta driven by 42-year-old Joyce Marie Lewis-Pelzer.

Special Agent in Charge J.T. Ricketson said she was a suspect in murder than happened in Conyers, Georgia Monday morning.

The suspect vehicle was spotted by troopers and a chase ensued down I-75 southbound around 3:15 p.m.

Officers were not able to get the vehicle to stop until a few miles down the interstate at I-75 southbound near exit 84.

After one PIT maneuver sent the suspect vehicle off the roadway, the driver was able to regain control and continue evading police.

A second, successful PIT maneuver sent the suspect's vehicle off the roadway into the wall.

At least one shot was fired from Lewis-Pelzers's car according to the GBI and that two Crisp County Sheriff's deputies responded with two shots of their own which struck her according to the GBI.

Aid was rendered until EMS arrived for Lewis-Pelzer until she was taken to Navicent Health Center in Macon for treatment.

Law enforcement on the scene said there were no injuries to officers in the exchange of gunfire.

GBI officials said that multiple agencies are involved as part of the investigation, including Georgia State Patrol, the Crisp County Sheriff's Office, and the Turner County Sheriff's Office.

The GBI said the car is being processed, and there is possible evidence from the Conyer's murder inside the car

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