Police: Man flees after killing girlfriend, wounding Ga. officer
Police in an Atlanta suburb are hunting for the suspect
STONECREST, Ga. — Police in an Atlanta suburb are hunting for a man who they say fatally shot his girlfriend and wounded a police officer.
News outlets report DeKalb County police are seeking 27-year-old Otis Walker who ambushed police responding to a domestic disturbance call. Police are offering $10,000 for information leading to his arrest.
DeKalb police Maj. Jerry Lewis says officers arrived at the home early Thursday morning and were "immediately fired upon" by a hidden person. An officer was hit multiple times. Officers discovered a woman who had been shot. Lewis said she died at the scene. The officer is expected to recover.
Court documents say Walker was released from jail July 13 after being arrested July 13 on a family violence charge. His arraignment was scheduled for October.
BLUE ALERT issued for Otis Walker, age 27. Walker is suspected of killing of a woman and shooting a @DeKalbCountyPD officer this morning. Last seen in the 4800 block of Hodgdon Corners Cove in Lithonia, GA. Walker is considered armed and dangerous. Call 911. pic.twitter.com/6APAQOz60i— GA Bureau of Invest (@GBI_GA) August 1, 2019