Georgia Police officer killed in line of duty was dragged by suspect’s car

A Holy Springs Police officer and a suspect were both killed last night during a traffic stop.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the officer was dragged by the suspect’s car. The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Ansy Dolce. Dolce died after being shot by police.

Preliminary information from the GBI indicates that Holly Springs Police officers were conducting a traffic stop for speeding just after 11 p.m. at the intersection of Harmony Lake Drive and Hickory Road.  At some point during the traffic stop, police say Dolce attempted to escape in his car. Dolce dragged Holly Springs Police Officer Joe Burson down Hickory Road until the vehicle crashed. During the incident, Burson fired shots at Dolce.

Other officers on scene rendered aid to both Officer Burson and Dolce.

Dolce was taken to North Fulton Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Burson was transported to Kennestone Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Burson was 25-years-old.

The GBI will continue its independent investigation. Once completed, it will be turned over to the Cherokee County District Attorney’s Office for review.

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