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Two Georgia officers recovering following shooting during traffic stop

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Officer Jeffery Martin, left and Captain Michael Schulman. (SOURCE: Lavonia Police) Officer Jeffery Martin, left and Captain Michael Schulman. (SOURCE: Lavonia Police)
Khari Gordon appears in bond court. (Dec. 13, 2016/FOX Carolina) Khari Gordon appears in bond court. (Dec. 13, 2016/FOX Carolina)
LAVONIA, GA. (AP/CBS46) -

Two northeast Georgia police officers are expected to recover after they were shot while trying to arrest a suspect in a stolen car.

Lavonia police Chief Bruce Carlisle said Khari Gordon shot the two officers during a traffic stop. Carlisle says that when the two officers noticed the vehicle had been reported stolen from Greenville, South Carolina, they attempted to arrest Gordon, 22.

He then shot both officers and fled on foot.

Gordon was captured and charged with two counts of felony intent to murder, two counts of aggravated assault on an officer and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. More charges could come soon, authorities said. He was denied bond on Tuesday.

Lavonia Police Captain Michael Schulman, 50, was shot in the armpit area above his vest. Jeffery Martin, 22, was shot in the hand. 

On Tuesday afternoon, Carlisle confirmed Jeffrey Martin had been released from the hospital but would be having surgery in Athens on Wednesday for his hand, where a bullet is still lodged, FOX Carolina reported.

Schulman is still in the ICU at Greenville Memorial but is expected to be moved to a normal operating room after fluid is drained from a punctured lung.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles says in a news release that the GBI has been asked to investigate the shooting. Miles says the suspect remains at large.

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