Shooting trial moved to February

In Franklin County, the trial of the suspect accused of shooting two Lavonia Police officers is now set for two weeks in February.

Last week, Franklin County Superior Court Judge signed an order to move the trial from November 6th to the weeks of February 5th – 9th and February 12 – 18th.

Authorities say 22-year-old Khari Anthony Dashaun Gordon of Greenville, South Carolina allegedly shot Lavonia Police Captain Michael Schulman and Officer Jeffrey Martin during a traffic stop the evening of December 12 at the Zaxby’s on Highway 17 in Lavonia.

The officers had pulled Gordon over for a routine traffic stop in the fast food parking lot and discovered the vehicle he was driving had been stolen out of Greenville.

During questioning, Gordon allegedly pulled out a handgun and fired at the officers before fleeing on foot.

He was arrested several hours later after an all-out manhunt that included multiple law enforcement agencies from North Georgia.

Gordon is charged with four felony counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, four counts of felony possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of felony aggravated battery, felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and felony theft by bringing stolen merchandise into the state.

He is currently being held without bond in the Gwinnett County Detention Center awaiting trial in Franklin County.