September 6, 2018
Only Blacks would think it is worth it to try to kill a cop while committing petty theft.
Officer Matt Cooper is in serious condition after being shot in the head, Covington police said. 11Alive has learned he is an Army Veteran who worked for the police department for six years. He is 34 years old.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation said one suspect, 21-year-old Aaron Demonta Fleming, is dead. Two others were taken into custody.
According to Covington police, it happened near the Walmart located on Industrial Boulevard.
Capt. Ken Malcom said officers were responding to the store for a shoplifting call around 12:24 p.m. The suspects were allegedly stealing red bandanas. Two people were taken into custody in the Walmart parking lot and a third ran from the scene.
“He was being given verbal orders to approach the officer. He choose to flee on foot and ran from the parking lot,” he said.
Police said an officer and a sergeant ran in opposite directions behind a nearby building looking for the suspect. The sergeant heard two gunshots and found the other officer injured, Malcom said. C