ATLANTA, Ga (AP) — Atlanta police say a man is hospitalized after a shootout with an officer investigating car break-ins.
Police tell local news outlets officers responded early Thursday morning after receiving a report of someone breaking into cars. Police say the officers spotted a man hiding behind a vehicle. They say the suspect then jumped, shot at the officers and one officer returned fire, striking the suspect.
Police say the suspect suffered life-threatening injuries after being shot multiple times.
Officers say they were not shot but the one who fired at the suspect suffered a minor injury.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will take over the officer-involved shooting case.