Lavonia officer still recovering in ICU after shooting

Jefferey Martin, left, and Michael Schulman, right, were wounded after a suspect opened fire during a traffic stop, the police chief said. (Courtesy: Lavonia Police Dept.)

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – One of the two Lavonia Police officers shot during a traffic stop Monday night in Georgia is still recovering in the ICU at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

According to Chief Bruce Carlisle, Captain Michael Schulman is showing signs of improvement although he is still on a ventilator.

The chief says his officer’s recovery is a day to day process.

50-year-old Schulman and 22-year-old Officer Jeffery Martin were both shot during a traffic stop at the Zaxby’s restaurant on Jones Street in Lavonia.

Schulman was shot in the armpit beneath is vest, shattering a few ribs and puncturing a lung. Martin was hit in the hand and has since been released from the hospital.

Martin is awaiting surgery to remove the bullet from his hand.

22-year-old Khari Anthony Dashaun Gordon was arrested and charged in connection with the shooting after a short manhunt.

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