Officer seriously injured in Stone Mountain shooting

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - The GBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting at the Marqis Pointe apartments in Stone Mountain. Police say the shooting resulted in the death of one suspect, and the injury of Officer Chester Lamb, 43.

DeKalb County police say around 2:07 a.m. police responded to multiple 911 calls. Callers told police there was a man standing outside an apartment building firing multiple shots into the building.

DeKalb County interim Police Chief James Conroy says officers responded to the call, but the man left before officers arrived. Officers found several apartments had been damaged by gunfire.

Officers completed their reports and left the scene.

Police say another 911 call came in around 3:20 a.m. from the same apartment building. Conroy says a woman told dispatch the shooter had returned and was banging on her door.

Police were unable to confirm if the man mentioned by this caller is the same person residents say fired shots at the apartment building earlier.

Conroy says Lamb and another officer responded to the Marquis Pointe apartments, but before they could enter the building Frederick Farmer began firing gunshots at them.

According to police, Lamb was shot five times during this exchange. 

Police say officers returned fire and hit Farmer.

Lamb was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, and is in serious condition.

Conroy says paramedics tried to treat Farmer, but he died at the scene.

Both officers have been placed on administrative leave, which is procedure in officer-involved shootings.

Lamb has been with the DeKalb Police Department for seven years.

The GBI has taken over the shooting investigation.