Georgia officer shot and killed in Fulton County

Georgia officer shot and killed in Fulton County

A veteran Fulton County Police officer was shot and killed in Georgia early Wednesday morning.

Fulton County Assistant Police Chief Gary Stiles told WXIA-TV that the shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. near Fairburn, in the southern part of the county.

Investigators said officers responded to numerous calls about shots being fired in the neighborhood. According to police, the gunman, who appeared to be drunk, was banging on doors trying to get into other homes.

More officers arrived on scene and searched the neighborhood for the suspect. At some point, officers came under fire without warning from the suspect, and that’s when the 28-year-old officer was shot.

The officer was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died shortly after 4:30 a.m.

According to police, the suspect was shot by officers during the ambush and was also taken to Grady. There was no word on his condition.

Fulton County Police Chief Cassandra Jones told WSB-TV that the officer, whose name wasn’t released, was a veteran of the department. She said the death is devastating and asked for prayers for the officer’s family.