- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - Police shot and wounded a man who they say produced a gun during an encounter with officers in southwest Atlanta.

Authorities say the suspect, identified only as being in his 20s, was in surgery Wednesday night at Grady Memorial Hospital following the shooting around 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Atlanta police Capt. Michael O’Connor said he believed more than one officer fired at the suspect after police say he led officers on a foot chase covering several blocks. O’Connor said he was unsure whether the suspect fired at officers.

O’Connor tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (https://on-ajc.com/1FpG6jB ) that police were not prepared to say what led officers to try and stop the man. He said several officers responded to the area — near Garibaldi Street and Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard — once the chase was underway.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, https://www.ajc.com

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