Suspect shot during officer-involved shooting in Brunswick

Police say the officer was performing a traffic stop when the suspect got out of the car and the officer shot the suspect.

The suspect involved in an officer-involved shooting in Brunswick on Tuesday is in the hospital with critical injuries, according to the Glynn County Police Department.

Police say an officer tried conducting a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 17 S. During the stop, 34-year-old Kenneth Williams ran out of the car and was shot by the officer near the Exxon gas station at 2668 U.S. Highway 17 S, police said during a press conference.

Williams was transported by helicopter to UF Health Jacksonville and is listed in good condition. He has been arrested for aggravated assault against a peace officer (felony), possession of firearm by convicted felon (felony), and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute (felony).

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has taken over the investigation. The Glynn County police officer has been placed on administrative leave with pay.

Stay with First Coast News as this story develops.

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