On Friday, Aaron JuJuan Shelton, a 25-year-old from Birmingham, Ala., was convicted in Carroll County, Georgia, on multiple charges stemming from a police chase that resulted in the death of one man and injuries to three law enforcement officers.
The charges include Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault on Law Enforcement Officers, Aggravated Battery on Law Enforcement Officers, Felony Fleeing and Attempting to Elude, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, among others.
Pier Shelton obituary, cause of death
The incident occurred during the early hours of April 12, 2021, when Shelton was driving on I-20 and was clocked at a speed of 111 miles per hour by a state trooper. As the trooper initiated a pursuit, Shelton’s cousin, Pier Shelton, fired an AK-47-style rifle at the trooper from the passenger window.
The high-speed chase continued to Highway 61N, and a subsequent gunfight ensued. During this exchange,
Pier Shelton struck a sheriff’s deputy in the head before both suspects abandoned their vehicle. Pier Shelton then went on to shoot two police officers, one in the arm and leg, and the other in the arm, before being killed by return gunfire.
All the injured law enforcement officers were treated and subsequently released.
Aaron Shelton faced a total of 22 counts of charges, encompassing his role as the driver, his involvement as an accessory to Pier Shelton’s crimes, and his actions that contributed to Pier Shelton’s death.
The sentencing for Aaron Shelton is scheduled for Thursday.