Man arrested after shooting at police in Cartersville, police say

No one was hurt in the incident.
Published: Sep. 17, 2023 at 5:52 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2023 at 11:46 AM EDT
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CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A man is under arrest after shooting at police at a busy Cartersville intersection, according to police.

Police responded to Highway 41 South and Market Place Boulevard just after 3 p.m. in reference to an accident and found a man walking down the road with a gun.

According to police, the man fired at officers, who then shot back. No one was hurt in the incident.

Shane Jacquez Barfield, 37, was charged in connection to the shooting. He was charged with three counts of aggravated assault against a peace officer, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, theft by receiving stolen property and possession of methamphetamine.

Atlanta News First spoke to a man who said he saw it all happen while at work at Dairy Queen.

“It sounded like an entire clip or magazine like 20 shots or so. I know it sounded like a lot,” said Mizraim Chavez Martinez. “I saw a police officer crossing the street with an assault rifle and that’s when I heard the shooting start,” he said.

Martinez said at one point he ducked down, as he was standing next to a window. He said the accident and shooting were right in front of their building. Martinez said he was scared.

“At first I was a little bit. We didn’t want to get shot at die or anything like that,” Martinez said. “When this happened, the entire store was like kind of full. Like there was like little kids and families in there. So, I’m like very grateful that none of them got hit or none of the other stores--nobody else got hit,” he added.

Police said the man is now in custody.