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Cordele Police ID man wanted for shooting at a cop

Cordele Police ID man wanted for shooting at a cop
Posted at 7:57 AM, Nov 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-13 07:53:02-05

CORDELE, GA (WALB) - The Cordele Police department hosted a news conference Monday morning, and addressed the facts of a shooting incident that happened before dawn this morning.

Cordele Chief of Police Rob Rodriguez said that Quotavious 'Tip' Cochran, 26, is the suspect wanted in this shooting. 

The chief said that around 4:00 this morning Cochran was stopped for a traffic violation, in his dark-colored Nissan Maxima by Cordele Police Officer Brian Lewis, in the 1200 block of South 7th Street. 

Police say as Cochran's vehicle stopped, he jumped out of the car, and without being provoked, and fired multiple shots at Officer Lewis, but Lewis was not injured. 

"This incident solidifies the dangers of the law enforcement profession," Chief Rodriguez. "However, this was purely a premeditated act of violence against one of my officers, and we will not rest contently until this young man is held accountable for his actions. We are asking that if anyone has seen Mr. Cochran or knows his whereabouts, to contact the Cordele Police Department or their local law enforcement agency immediately."

Lewis did not return fire, but left the scene for his own safety.

Cochran is wanted on an outstanding parole warrant. 

The chief said he did not know if Cochran is considered armed and dangerous. 

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