Breaking Video: Georgia Police Officer Wounded in Shootout
A Dekalb County, Georgia police officer was shot in the shoulder while pursuing two suspects, reported WSB-TV. the officer is reported to be hospitalized in critical condition, but is expected to survive.
Crash scene image via WXIA-TV.
Dashcam video from a citizen stuck in traffic shows a SUV speeding by on the right and crashing in to a RaceTrac gas station sign with a brick base as the driver of the SUV failed to negotiate a turn.
A marked police car zooms up to the crashed vehicle as two suspects tumble out of the front passenger side window.
One officer can be seen approaching the suspects as they flee when a multitude of shots are heard being fired.
WSB reported both suspects were taken in to custody.
“According to DeKalb County Director of Public Safety Dr. Cedric Alexander, investigators ran across a car they said was involved in a gun running investigation. Those officers called 911 to have uniformed officers follow the car.”
“When the uniformed officers caught up to the car, they turned on their blue light and the suspect car then gave chase, according to Alexander.”
“The chase was very short and ended when the suspects crashed the car into a sign at the gas station. That’s when the two suspects got out, firing guns.”
“At least two officers got into a shootout with the suspects and one of them was shot in the shoulder, Alexander said.”