• Suspect wanted in shooting of 2 College Park officers captured

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    CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - U.S. Marshals have captured the suspect in the shooting of two College Park police officers after nearly two weeks on the run. 

    Kendarrious Chester was arrested after being found sleeping inside an SUV behind a home near Metropolitan Parkway Thursday morning, according to the Clayton County Sheriff's Department.

    Chester

    Police said Chester had a weapon, but didn't know what hit him when officers found him. 

    "It was at that point they were able to make successful entry into the vehicle and remove Mr. Chester," police Chief Keith Meadows said. "It's my understanding that (the) weapon was reported stolen in connection to an armed robbery." 

    There was a $5,000 reward offered for his capture. 


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    The incident began after officers got a call about a suspicious person near a Red Snapper restaurant in May.

    Officers soon learned that Chester had gotten into an altercation with his girlfriend and took her car.

    Chester then got into a gun battle with the officers, police said.

    "He fired the shots real quick and ran out the door," Williford said. "There was a short gun battle outside the restaurant with other officers."

    K. Chester mugshot

    One officer was shot in the stomach, but is expected to be OK. The second officer, who was also shot inside the restaurant avoided serious injury when a bullet hit his radio.

    Officers have booked Chester at the College Park Jail. 

    "We're happy to get this person off the street because we know he was a threat to not only our police officers, but the citizens of College Park," Meadows said. 

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