Charges Upgraded in Case of APD Officer Struck by ATV
On Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 10:22 p.m., Officer Maximillian Brewer was seriously injured when he was struck by an ATV driven by 42-year-old Avery Goggans. Investigators from the Homicide Unit and the Accident Investigation Unit coordinated their efforts in the incident and have introduced additional charges. Avery Goggans was initially charged with DUI Drugs and Alcohol and other traffic offenses including Serious Injury by Vehicle. After additional investigation, charges against Avery Goggans have been upgraded to include Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. These additional charges involve the incident involving Ofc Brewer as well as Goggans’ attempts to strike two other officers, at different intersections, prior to deliberately driving into Ofc Brewer. The suspect in this case remains in the Fulton County Jail.
Officer Brewer has been moved from the ICU into a regular room at Grady. He anticipates being released soon in order to begin the rehabilitation process. He is still not up to doing interviews, however.