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February 07, 2014
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Ga. officer injured in shooting

Officers were responding to a burglary in progress at a home when suspects in a car drove through closed garage doors and opened fire

By Alexis Stevens
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

DeKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A veteran DeKalb County police officer was shot Thursday afternoon while responding to a burglary call in Lithonia.

"She took a round to the leg, but from what we know right now, she is in stable condition," Cedric Alexander, the county's public safety director, told Channel 2 Action News.

The shooting happened in the 5600 block of Cape Cod Lane, near Salem Road. Drivers were advised to the avoid the area due to the ongoing police investigation.

The officer, whose name was not released, was transported by ambulance Grady Memorial Hospital, according to Capt. Eric Jackson with the DeKalb fire department. She has been a DeKalb officer for at least 20 years.

Atlanta police officers blocked some intersections near Grady to allow the ambulance quicker access to the hospital.

Three suspects were taken into custody, Alexander said. Officers were searching the area for any additional possible suspects, he said. The suspects' names were not immediately released.

Interim DeKalb police Chief James Conroy said officers were responding to a burglary in progress at a home when suspects in a car drove through closed garage doors and fired shots at officers.

Copyright 2014 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


McClatchy-Tribune News Service

 






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