Ga. police officer shot after stop, suspect killed
The officer was shot in the abdomen; the suspect was killed in an exchange of gunfire with responding officers
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — A suburban Atlanta police officer has been hospitalized after being shot during a traffic stop and the suspect was fatally shot by police after a pursuit through north Fulton County.
Alpharetta Police Department spokesman George Gordon says the officer stopped a truck on Friday for a tag violation and the driver — an unidentified man — opened fire on the officer, wounding him in his abdomen.
The man fled the scene and was pursued by Alpharetta and Roswell police. Gordon says the man eventually crashed, got out of his car and fired at responding officers.
Gordon says police returned fire and killed the man.
Gordon says four police cars were struck by gunfire, and the officer is at North Fulton Hospital in stable condition.
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