• Officers open fire on man after ramming several police cruisers with truck, GBI says

    By: Nefertiti Jaquez

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    ATLANTA - A suspect was injured in an officer-involved shooting in southeast Atlanta on Thursday, Atlanta police said. 

    The shooting happened in the area of South River Industrial Boulevard and Forrest Park Road around 3:30 p.m. No officers were injured. 

    Andy Humphry told Channel 2’s Nefertiti Jaquez that his fear set in immediately after he heard gunshots ring out about a half-mile away from his business. 

    Using state-of-the-art technology, NewsChopper 2 was able to zoom in to show a pickup truck with a shattered driver's side window at the crime scene.
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    “When you hear gunshots that could easily reach us, that is a little scary,” Humphry said, “especially when you heard those gunshots and my son plays outside my shop, and my customers.”

    The gunfire came from an officer-involved shooting.

    Using state-of-the-art technology, NewsChopper 2 was able to zoom in to show a pickup truck with a shattered driver's side window at the crime scene.


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    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said the suspect was shot multiple times by at least three Atlanta police officers after a short chase. 

    “What we do know is that officers discharged their weapons, striking him,” GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles told Jaquez. 

    Investigators said the suspect was driving a stolen vehicle and accelerated when they tried to pull the vehicle over before it crashed into a guardrail.

    “At that point, the officers approached the vehicle and the subject rams the patrol cars multiple times,” Miles said. 

    That was when, investigators said, the officers felt that their lives were threatened, and they opened fire.

    “We’re trying to determine how many officers and how many shots were fired,” Miles said.

    Investigators said the suspect was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital, where, at last check, he was in the intensive care unit.

    The GBI continues to investigate the case.

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