Driver flees traffic stop, reportedly shoots themselves in the leg

Crime News

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop Tuesday night at the intersection of Deans Bridge Road at Augusta Tech Drive in reference to someone laying drag.

The person laying drag, 35-year-old Tommy Browner, fled from the vehicle on foot and was struck by a passing driver, but still continued to flee after being hit. Deputies made contact with the Browner on the 3100 Block of Deans Bridge Road when they deployed their tasers but Browner continued to flee on foot into a wooded area.

Browner appears to have attempted to retrieve a firearm but the gun went off causing them to sustain a self inflicted gunshot wound to the right leg.

Browner was transported to the hospital for treatment. He will face multiple felony charges once he’s been released from the hospital.


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