Atlanta Officer critical after being shot

Aug 31, 2015 10:43 PM by Debbie Cobb


ATLANTA (AP) - Investigators in DeKalb County, Georgia are trying to figure out how a 911 call resulted in a police officer being critically wounded and a homeowner being shot in the leg, after officers went to the wrong home. The local police chief is calling it a complicated shooting. He says officers fired their weapons, but it's not clear if the homeowner had a gun. The homeowner's dog was killed.


ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say an Atlanta-area police officer was shot and critically wounded when officers responded to a call of a suspicious person and showed up at the wrong house.

DeKalb Police Chief Cedric Alexander said three officers responded Monday night. The officers entered the home from the rear, identified themselves and one of the officers was shot in the leg.

Alexander says the officer lost a lot of blood and is in critical condition at a hospital.

The homeowner was also shot in the leg and the homeowner's dog was killed.

It's not clear yet who fired the shots. Alexander says the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called to investigate.

The shooting happened in a neighborhood about 5 miles from downtown Atlanta.


ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta-area police officer has been shot and taken to a hospital.

DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish said the officer was shot Monday night but she didn't immediately have any details about the circumstances of the shooting.

The shooting happened in a neighborhood about 5 miles from Atlanta. Dozens of police cars descended on the area and closed down a street.

Parris said the officer would undergo surgery at the hospital. The extent of the officer's injuries was not immediately known.


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