Crime

$10,000 reward offered for arrest of gunman who fired on police officer

Cordele police released this photo of the gunman who shot at an officer early Monday near 7th Street. The issued a lookout for Quotavious Cochran, AKA "Tip."
Cordele police released this photo of the gunman who shot at an officer early Monday near 7th Street. The issued a lookout for Quotavious Cochran, AKA "Tip." breaking@macon.com

Cordele police have secured arrest warrants for a Macon County man after an officer was fired on Monday morning.

Quotavious “Tip” Cochran, 26, is accused of shooting at officer Brian Lewis about 4 a.m. Monday after the policeman stopped Cochran’s Nissan Altima for driving without headlights.

Lewis stopped the car in the 1200 block of South Seventh Street, and Cochran allegedly got out of the sedan and started shooting at Lewis, who took cover and did not return fire.

“This incident solidifies the dangers of the law enforcement profession,” Chief Rob Rodriquez said.

Rodriquez called the shooting a “premeditated act of violence against one of my officers.”

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Warrants have been issued for aggravated assault on a peace officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, interference with government property, firearm discharged near a public highway, and traffic violations.

The National Police Defense Foundation has offered a $10,000 reward for Cochran’s arrest and conviction.

Anyone with information about Cochran’s whereabouts should call Cordele police Lt. Carrie Lull at 229-276-2921, 911 or 888-SAFE COP.

Liz Fabian: 478-744-4303, @liz_lines

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