- Associated Press - Friday, June 29, 2018

ATLANTA (AP) - State investigators say an Atlanta police officer has shot and wounded a man.

News outlets report that the wounded man was taken to a hospital for surgery and is expected to survive.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles tweeted that the office is working to gather details about the shooting early Friday in downtown Atlanta. She says Atlanta police have asked the GBI to investigate.

GBI spokesman Bahan Rich says the police officer had tried to speak with the man when he became combative. Rich says a stun gun and pepper spray were used in an effort to subdue the man. He says the officer fired one gunshot during the struggle that struck the man’s abdomen.

Authorities are continuing to investigate.

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