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10/10/2005

Atlanta: Fugitive killed, 2 officers wounded in shootout

WSBTV.com

Police: Officer Owes Life To Bulletproof Vest

ATLANTA -- An early morning shootout Saturday left a drug fugitive dead and an Atlanta police officer thankful for body armor.

Officer Corey Grogen and Lt. John Demitt came under fire when they tried to arrest Joshua Rickman at his southwest Atlanta home for a hostage incident in Douglasville Friday.

The officers returned fire and killed Rickman, police said. Grogen, an eight-year Atlanta police veteran, was hit in the chest.

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