Suspect in Lavonia Police shooting to appear in court

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.)

Lavonia, G.A. (WSPA) – Two police officers who were shot after stopping a man believed to be driving a stolen vehicle are recovering well, according to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle.

Capt. Michael Schulman and Officer Jeffery Martin with Lavonia Police Department were shot on Dec. 12.

Chief Carlisle says Capt. Schulman had surgery a week ago to remove the bullet from his back. He is recovering well from his injuries, reports Chief Carlisle. No timeline has been given for his return to work.

Officer Martin is going through rehab for the injury to his hand and is at work on light duty, says Chief Carlisle.

The shooting suspect, Khari Gordon, who’s accused of multiple crimes along with the December attack, is expected to appear in court Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m.

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