- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - In a story Dec. 14 about two police officers who were shot and wounded, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of one of the two suspects and the ages of both suspects. The first suspect’s name is Ivy Shumake, not Ivy Shumaker. Shumake is 37, and the other suspect, Eddie Ball, is 39.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Suspects identified in suburban Atlanta police shooting

Suspects identified, charged in DeKalb County police shooting, manhunt

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Police in suburban Atlanta have identified two suspects who are facing charges in a shooting and manhunt that left two officers injured.

DeKalb County Police Sgt. Steve Fore said in an email that Eddie Ball, 39, and Ivy Shumake, 37, were arrested in the Friday morning shooting.

Officers Tony Luong and Devon Perry were investigating a report of a home invasion at an apartment complex and that two suspects fired at them as they left a unit, police said. Authorities later recovered a handgun and an AK-47.

Luong was shot in the thigh and Perry in the calf. Fore says Perry is recovering at home and Luong remains hospitalized after surgery. At least one of the officers returned fire, critically wounding Ball, police have said.

Shumake was also wounded but managed to flee the scene, police said. Shumake ran across a major highway nearby, Interstate 285, and was chased by police. He was eventually found hiding in a cemetery and was bitten by a search dog while being taken into custody, according to DeKalb County Chief Operating Officer for Public Safety Cedric Alexander.

The shooting and chase prompted investigators to cordon off neighborhoods and order school lockdowns. Authorities used dogs, helicopters and heavily armed SWAT teams to search for Shumake during the manhunt.

Shumake and Ball are charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Fore said. The two are hospitalized and it’s unclear if they have attorneys.

Georgia Department of Corrections records show that Ball was sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug offenses between 2005 and 2006 in neighboring Fulton County. Corrections records show that Ball was held in the Phillips State Prison in Buford between October 2007 and August 2009.

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