Man accused of shooting at officer to appear in court

Source: Chatham Co. Sheriff's Office
Source: Chatham Co. Sheriff's Office

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A man accused of shooting at a Savannah-Chatham metro police officer is appearing before a judge Wednesday.

Keenan Green, 19, is being held at the Chatham County jail on charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, terroristic threats and acts, fleeing and attempting to elude police, and theft by taking – motor vehicle.

"If he spends the rest of his life in jail that won't be good enough," said Police Chief Willie Lovett. "I can tell you he does have a criminal history."

Police say he fired a weapon at officer Jason Pagliaro on Tuesday morning. Pagliaro was in the Paradise Park area driving up to a white Monte Carlo that had been reported stolen. Police say that is when he was fired upon by someone in a nearby red Monte Carlo.

According to police, at least two rounds shattered the back windshield of the police car and struck the Plexiglas shield separating the front and back seats.

Pagliaro pursued the red vehicle through city streets until it was boxed in by converging police cars and stopped on 51st Street.

Police said both Monte Carlo cars had been stolen.

The white Monte Carlo was found wrecked and abandoned on the south side at Dunwoody and Edgewater streets.

Police are still looking for the driver. Those with information can call CrimeStoppers at 234.2020.

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